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Designing Interactive Storytelling: A Virtual Environment for Personal Experience Narratives

Ladeira, Ilda, Gary Marsden and Lesley Green (2011) Designing Interactive Storytelling: A Virtual Environment for Personal Experience Narratives. In Proceedings Interact 2011 6947, pages 430-437, Lisbon, Portugal.

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Abstract

We describe an ongoing collaboration with the District Six Museum, in Cape Town, aimed at designing a storytelling prototype for preserving personal experience narratives. We detail the design of an interactive virtual environment (VE) which was inspired by a three month ethnography of real-life oral storytelling. The VE places the user as an audience member in a virtual group listening to two storytelling agents capable of two forms of interactivity: (1) User Questions: users can input (via typing) questions to the agent; and (2) Exchange Structures: the agent poses questions for users to answer. Preliminary results suggest an overall positive user experience, especially for exchange structures. User questions, however, appear to require improvement.

EPrint Type:Conference Paper
Subjects:H Information Systems: H.5 INFORMATION INTERFACES AND PRESENTATION
ID Code:714
Deposited By:Marsden, Gary
Deposited On:18 November 2011