Friday, March 26, 2010

IDEO Design Thinking Talk at MIT Sloan School of Management

“Insights are about getting out into the world, connecting with new things. Designers see the world as a source of innovation, not just validation. ”
Tim Brown

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

1st International Workshop on Interactive Storytelling for Children

Workshop on Interactive Storytelling for Children,
to be held within the 9th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design for Children.

The goal of this full-day workshop is to bring together researchers from a wide spectrum of disciplines who share a common interest in understanding the challenges of interactive storytelling for children. Storytelling, meant as the process of creating narrative structures or of engaging with them, is pervasive in many aspects of children’s life. This topic has received increasing interest by the Human Computer Interaction and Interaction Design and Children communities DC fields, where a variety of technologies and design approaches have been explored to foster new forms of children’s creativity and to increase, through interactivity, engagement, enjoyment, fun, as well as the achievement of educational, cognitive, or interpersonal benefits.

This workshop will explore the design, development, and evaluation of interactive storytelling for this target group from different perspectives: i) the different technologies and interaction paradigms; ii) the different profile of children (e.g., age, needs) and the different contexts of use (e.g., school, home, museums, therapeutic settings; iii) the different roles of children in relationships to interactive stories (authors, consumers, or technology designers).

We aim at bringing together researchers from a wide spectrum of disciplines - technologists, empirical researchers, HCI designers, educators, pedagogy specialists, psychologists, artists - who work in interactive storytelling for children or are interested in exploring the challenges of this domain. Our purpose is to collect participation that integrates different views and ideas, findings and experiences, and to promote an interdisciplinary exchange.

A selection of the best position papers will appear in the conference proceedings and in the ACM Digital Library, and will be considered for participating in a Journal Special Issue on Interactive Storytelling for Children.

For a detailed description of the workshop scope and goals: