Rethink of Urban Arts: AR Technology with Participatory Experience of New Urban Arts

  • Ziyang LiEmail author
  • Hao He
  • Xiandong Cheng
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10920)


This paper primarily discusses the interactions between citizens and the urban arts. It uses the augmented reality (hereinafter referred to as AR) application of paintings on bridges in the Yantai Economic Development Area (hereinafter referred to as YEDA) as an example to expound the use of an AR application in urban arts and the relationship between citizens and urban arts. As long as tourists download our AR application on their smart-phones and scan the paintings on the nine bridges of the YEDA, virtual creatures related to the paintings will appear on their screens. The users will then be able to interact and play games with the virtual animals. Through such interactions, we can discover that urban arts installations are neither sole artworks nor information carriers placed in cities with the purpose of conveying certain information. In fact, they are brand-new facilities that can interact and communicate with people. They allow tourists to transfer from appreciators of turban arts to participants and creators of urban arts, formulating the fascinating interactions between human beings and urban arts.


Design thinking Urban art Augmented reality Interactive design User Centred Design 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Beijing City UniversityHaidian District, BeijingChina
  2. 2.China Central Academy of Fine ArtsChaoyang District, BeijingChina

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