Directed Improvisation

Abstract

We introduce "directed improvisation," a new paradigm for human-computer interaction (HCI). Users direct computer "characters" with abstract instructions and constraints. The characters improvise behaviors that follow the directions, express their personal styles, and meet other objectives. We illustrate directed improvisation with our current testbed application, a Computer-Animated Improvisational Theater for children, and discuss its properties as an HCI paradigm.

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@inproceedings{HayesRoth1994DirectedI, title={Directed Improvisation}, author={Barbara Hayes-Roth and Erik Sincoff and Lee Brownston and Ruth Huard and Brian Lent}, year={1994} }