Story Surfer is an alternative search engine, where children are able to search the library materials via an interactive floor and table. Story Surfer is not designed as a traditional search engine, where you must tell precisely what you are interested in, but as an inspirational tool in relation to loans of various physical materials. The prototype consists of an interactive floor and table. The display in the floor is formed by two projectors mounted above the floor, while the display in the table is generated by a built-in projector where the image is displayed on the underside of a specially designed tabletop.
Libraries are increasingly starting to use RFID tags to replace bar codes on materials. The Bib-Phone concept is based on the use of RFID tags in library books. The idea is to combine a wireless mini-computer with with an RFID reader, microphone and speaker. This makes it possible to record and listen to messages, such as book reviews. The concept was tested on two occasions in 2006 at Silkeborg Public Library and at the main library of Aarhus.
MIXIS - Mixed Interaction Space (mobile-based spatial interaction) is a new approach to gesture-based interaction on mobile devices. A mobile phone camera is used to track a fixed point and thus to establish a 3D interaction space where the device’s position and rotation can be tracked. The fixed point is selected by the user - it provides a flexible basis for establishing the interaction as well as the concrete and symbolic mixture of the physical and digital space.