Is Seeing Touching? Mixed Reality Interaction and Involvement Modalities

  • Alok Nandi
  • Xavier Marichal
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2897)


The present paper elaborates on applications of a mixed-reality system, named Transfiction, designed for leisure and entertainment. It aims at identifying and characterising properties of the system in terms of design, development and usage. More specifically, this paper examines the assertion that the ‘simple’ blurring between touching and seeing allows users to be involved in the narration and helps them to interact with the system. After positioning this approach with respect to other approaches in Mixed-Reality, impacts in terms of technology and design are dealt with. This assertion is supported by empirical experiments commented in the perspective of enriching the potentialities of virtual storytelling.


Virtual Object Virtual Reality System Mixed Reality Necker Cube Involvement Modality 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alok Nandi
    • 1
  • Xavier Marichal
    • 1
  1. 1.AlterfaceLouvain-la-NeuveBelgium

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