Making Space for Voice: Technologies to Support Children’s Fantasy and Storytelling

  title={Making Space for Voice: Technologies to Support Children’s Fantasy and Storytelling},
  author={Justine Cassell and Kimiko Ryokai},
  journal={Personal and Ubiquitous Computing},
Fantasy play and storytelling serve an important role in young children’s development. While computers are increasingly present in the world of young children, there is a lack of computational tools to support children’s voices in everyday storytelling, particularly in the context of fantasy play. We believe that there is a need for computational systems that engage in story-listening rather than story-telling. This paper introduces StoryMat, a system that supports and listens to children’s… CONTINUE READING
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