Informing the design of an authoring tool for developing social stories

Aurora Constantin, Helen Pain, Annalu Waller

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    Abstract

    This paper describes the design of an authoring tool, ISISS (Improving Social Interaction through Social Stories), for supporting practitioners using social stories to enhance social interaction in children with Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC). The goals of the research are: 1) to determine practitioners' current procedures when working with social stories; 2) to discover how technology can better support such practitioners in the development and use of social stories that focus on improving children's social communication skills. An exploratory study was conducted with experienced practitioners, resulting in a number of design principles. Two low-functioning prototypes were developed, and explored in a second study. Further work is discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2013
    Subtitle of host publication14th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Proceedings
    EditorsPaula Kotzé, Gary Marsden, Gitte Lindgaard, Janet Wesson, Marco Winckler
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages546-553
    Number of pages8
    EditionPart II
    ISBN (Electronic)9783642404801
    ISBN (Print)9783642404795
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013
    Event14th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2013 - Cape Town, South Africa
    Duration: 2 Sep 20136 Sep 2013

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    NumberPART 2
    Volume8118 LNCS
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

    Conference

    Conference14th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2013
    CountrySouth Africa
    CityCape Town
    Period2/09/136/09/13

    Keywords

    • ASC
    • Assistive Technology for Children with ASC
    • Authoring Tool
    • Autism
    • Design
    • Educational Tool
    • Paper-based Interfaces

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