To understand the present and foresee the future, you need to know the past. The project helps to take a different look at the usual formats of historical books — augmented reality creates the basis for storytelling and brings the viewer on an immersive journey through the history of the Romanovs.
We created a mobile application that has become a guide to the digital layer of a real album. Pointing the smartphone camera at the pages of the book, the reader could see how letters and family photos come to life by adding movement and color.
The application is rich in interactive mechanics. It makes the reader a co-author by involving in an immersive learning process.
For those who do not have a physical book, we created a digital copy of it in the application, so the images of the family and related materials can appear around the viewer.