Second Workshop on Child, Computer and Interaction (WOCCI 2009)

Cambridge, MA, USA
November 5, 2009

Interacting With Stories

Ashley Robinson, Chao Peng, Francis Quek, Yong Cao

Center for Human-Computer Interaction, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA

In today's media-saturated world, students are consuming media both actively and passively. To facilitate active interaction with media, we address a specific kind of audio-visual media interaction in which we call a hyper-drama. We address hyper-drama interaction preferences across two age groups: grades one to five and grades 6 to 9. These hyper-drama interactions include a token on a horizontal display versus mouse on a desktop display for story navigation, desktop display versus tablet display for scene viewing, and virtual buttons versus speech for character interaction and decision making within the hyper-drama. We conducted a within-subjects pilot study to evaluate these interaction techniques.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Robinson, Ashley / Peng, Chao / Quek, Francis / Cao, Yong (2009): "Interacting with stories", In WOCCI-2009, 83-88.