Dramagic: A sound animation table to enhance imagination

Mio Yamamoto, Nobuhisa Hanamitsu, Heesoon Kim, Kouta Minamizawa, Masahiko Inami

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This research proposes augmenting physical experience with virtual sound effects designed to intrigue children's emotional experience and physical activities, and inspire their creativity. To explore this idea, we present Dramagic, a playful table that enhances authentic sounds occurring at the table with cartoon sound effects. To validate the proposed design, we conducted a field test to observe children interacting with Dramagic. The results indicate that augmented sounds promoted physical actions, such as touching, scratching, and rubbing. Moreover, children became more creative and tended to develop stories based on the playful sounds.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2016 Virtual Reality International Conference, VRIC 2016
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Electronic)9781450341806
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Mar 23
Event2016 Virtual Reality International Conference, VRIC 2016 - Laval, France
Duration: 2016 Mar 232016 Mar 25


Other2016 Virtual Reality International Conference, VRIC 2016


  • Enchanted things
  • Interactive table
  • Sound animation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software


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