Children's storytelling and programming with robotic characters

Kimiko Ryokai, Michael Jongseon Lee, Jonathan Micah Breitbart

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Abstract

We introduce mixed physical and digital authoring environments for children, which invite them to create stories with enriched drawings that are programmed to control robotic characters. These characters respond to the children's drawings as well as to their touch. Children create their stories by drawing props and programming how the robotic character should respond to those props and to physical touch. By drawing, programming the robotic character's behaviors, and organizing and negotiating the order and meanings of the props, children's story events unfold in creative ways. We present our iterative design process of developing and evaluating our prototypes with children. We discuss the role technology can play in supporting children's everyday creative storytelling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationC and C 2009 - Proceedings of the 2009 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity and Cognition
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages19-28
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781605584034
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 26 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event7th ACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity and Cognition, C and C 2009 - Berkeley, United States
Duration: Oct 27 2009Oct 30 2009

Publication series

NameC and C 2009 - Proceedings of the 2009 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity and Cognition

Other

Other7th ACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity and Cognition, C and C 2009
CountryUnited States
CityBerkeley
Period10/27/0910/30/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications

Keywords

  • Children
  • Programming
  • Robotic toys
  • Storytelling
  • Tangible

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