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Mobile Stories: The Evolution of a Mobile, Collaborative Story Reading and Creation Tool for Children
International Journal of Arts and Technology (2012)
  • Jerry Alan Fails, Montclair State University
  • Allison Druin, University of Maryland
  • Mona Leigh Guha, University of Maryland
Abstract
This paper discusses design iterations of mobile stories – a mobile technology that empowers children to collaboratively read and create stories. We present the design and discuss the impact of different collocated collaborative configurations for mobile devices including content splitting and space sharing. We share design experiences that illustrate how mobile stories support collaboration and mobility, and identify how the collocated collaborative configurations are best suited for reading and sharing tasks. We also identify how creative tasks foster more mobility and dynamic interactions between collaborators.
Keywords
  • children,
  • mobile devices,
  • collaboration,
  • mobility,
  • constructionism,
  • narrative systems
Disciplines
Publication Date
2012
DOI
10.1504/IJART.2012.046276
Citation Information
Jerry Alan Fails, Allison Druin and Mona Leigh Guha. "Mobile Stories: The Evolution of a Mobile, Collaborative Story Reading and Creation Tool for Children" International Journal of Arts and Technology Vol. 5 Iss. 2/3/4 (2012) p. 244 - 270
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jerry-fails/18/