Karl E. Steiner

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The Graphic StoryWriter (GSW) is an interactive system that enables its users to create structurally complete stories through the manipulation of graphic objects in a simulated storybook. A rule-based story engine manages character and prop interaction, guides story development, and generates text. Through the simple interface and story writing engine, the(More)
We performed a study to examine the differences in verbal interaction between groups of young users working together at a single computer and groups working on a shared workspace at individual computers. Pairs of Kindergarten and First Grade students worked with the Graphic Story Writer (an interactive learning environment) at a single computer or at two(More)
This paper describes a series of studies conducted to evaluate methods of encouraging productive dialog between young children in 2D and 3D shared narrative workspaces. These workspaces were based on the Graphic Story Writer (GSW), an interactive system that produces coherent narrative text in response to user interactions. In particular, we examine the(More)
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