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Cartoons beyond clipart: a computer tool for storyboarding and storywriting

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posted on 10.11.2009, 14:10 by Mark Madden, Paul Chung, Christian Dawson
This paper describes the motivation, proposal, and early prototype testing of a computer tool for story visualisation prior to storywriting. An analysis of current software for making various types of visual story is made; this identifies a gap between software which emphasises preset banks of artwork, and software which emphasises low-level construction and/or drawing. A proposal is made to fill this gap, and a prototype implementation of the proposal is described in the context of a school-based study with Year 5, covering ages 9-10 years. Results from this prototype study both validate the novel proposal made and demonstrate that children are capable of more complex graphical interaction than most current software permits.

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School

  • Science

Department

  • Computer Science

Citation

MADDEN, M., CHUNG, P.W.H. and DAWSON, C.W., 2009. Cartoons beyond clipart: a computer tool for storyboarding and storywriting. Computers & Education, 52 (1), pp. 188-200.

Publisher

© Elsevier

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

2009

Notes

This is a journal article. It was published in the journal, Computers & Education [© Elsevier]. The definitive version is available at: www.elsevier.com/ locate/compedu

ISSN

0360-1315

Language

en