Int. J. of Arts and Technology   »   2014 Vol.7, No.1



Title: Interactive storytelling for children: a survey


Author: Franca Garzotto


Address: Department of Electronics and Information, and School of Industrial Design, Politecnico di Milano, Via Ponzio 34/5, 20120 Milano, Italy


Abstract: This paper provides a review of past and present research in interactive storytelling in relationship to children. It investigates the field of Interactive Storytelling for Children (ISC) along multiple perspectives, considering theoretical approaches, design methodologies, and technological solutions that regard children as interactive story authors. It highlights how ISC draws significantly on principles, methods, terminology, systems, of two more consolidated disciplines, Interactive Digital Storytelling (IDS), and Interaction Design for Children (IDC). Finally, the paper attempts to identify the peculiarity of ISC as an autonomous discipline and pinpoints some research challenges of this domain.


Keywords: digital storytelling; interactive storytelling; children; interaction design.


DOI: 10.1504/IJART.2014.058940


Int. J. of Arts and Technology, 2014 Vol.7, No.1, pp.5 - 16


Available online: 30 Jan 2014



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