Usability of Augmented Reality Picture Book for Young Children

유아를 위한 증강현실 그림책에 대한 사용성 연구

  • 현은자 (성균관대 아동학과/ 인재개발학과) ;
  • 최경 (성균관대학교 생활과학연구소) ;
  • 연혜민 (성균관대학교 아동학과)
  • Received : 2011.09.01
  • Accepted : 2011.10.14
  • Published : 2011.12.28


This study was conducted to evaluate the usability of augmented reality (AR) picture book for young children. The participants of this study were 17 five-year-olds attending to M kindergarten in Korea. The measurement of the usability was conducted by observation and interviews during and after children's AR picture book reading 1) usability test score such as task completed that is, reading the AR picturebook successfully, 2) children's behaviors in the process of reading the book, 3) children's response to the questions asking the level of satisfaction with the AR picture book. The result of study showed that most of children could read the AR successfully adjusting the distance and angle of AR picture book to web-camera's location. And children showed verbal and nonverbal expression such as surprise, joy, questions and frustration in reading the book. Children told that AR picture book is fun and easy to read. This study would provide the implications for the interface development and adult-child book reading of AR picture books.


Augmented Reality;Augmented Reality Picture book;Usability;Young Children;Picture Book


Supported by : 한국연구재단


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