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Aksel Køie

Interactive Storyworlds: Children Books with an Augmented Layer

«Step In Books» is an award winning company that explores spatiality in relation to narratives. We make books on mobile devices that the reader can «step into». By taking advantage of the unique features of tablets and phones, we are able to create an interactive way of telling stories. You still read your book, but at any time you can «Step into» the story. Our projects include the Bologna Ragazzi winners: Wuwu & Co. – a magical picture book and Mur – a step in book.

«Step In Books» was founded in March 2014 by Aksel Køie. The idea was to explore spatiality and authorship in interactive storytelling while creating a new way of experiencing digital books. In Wuwu & Co. for instance one can always read normally as we are used to from books, but if you put your tablet or phone in an upright position the picture changes and the storyworld opens up to the reader. At any given moment the reader can lay the device down and continue reading. Tablets especially are mostly used in the same way as we have been using books for centuries, but there are actually so many more opportunities for tablets, mostly due to the amount of features, gyroscope, accelerometer, camera etc. which we have found interesting in our approach to digital literature. It’s our take on augmented literature.

September 27th, 2019, 12:30 pm

Kino Toni, 3.G02 (level 3)



© Step in Books. Mur, 2017.
© Step in Books. Mur, 2017.
Aksel Køie