Bederson, B.B., Quinn, A., Druin, A. (2009) Designing the Reading Experience for Scanned Multi-lingual Picture Books on Mobile Phones. In Proceedings of the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2009), Short Paper, ACM Press, New York, NY, 305-308.
This paper reports on an adaption of the existing PopoutText and ClearText display techniques to mobile phones. It explains the design rationale for a freely available iPhone application to read books from the International Children’s Digital Library. Through a combination of applied image processing, a zoomable user interface, and a process of working with children to develop the detailed design, we present an interface that supports clear reading of scanned picture books in multiple languages on a mobile phone.