What is Interactive Newsprint?
What is interactive paper?
Interactive paper is a type of “smart” paper. It is responsive to a human touch, which means sheets of paper can turn into interactive displays. For example, imagine a community news poster with an interactive title. This could be designed to advertise and illustrate articles read aloud at the push of embedded buttons. Alternatively, imagine a home notice board display or picture frame containing active paper to which community club members could broadcast club news in short SMS text messages and voicemails.
We need you
To do this we’d like a group of volunteers to create stories for the interactive paper (we’re calling these volunteers community reporters) using mobile phones, computers and video production tools. We’d like group of volunteers in Surrey to take part in a series of tests to make sure the interactive paper works properly before we give it out. We’re calling this group our ‘prototypers’. And we’d like a group of people from Preston to take the interactive paper and test it in their homes over a much longer period – upto 3 months. We’re calling these people our ‘readers’.