Iterative Authoring Using Story Generation Feedback: Debugging or Co-creation?

  • Ivo Swartjes
  • Mariët Theune
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5915)


We explore the role that story generation feedback may play within the creative process of interactive story authoring. While such feedback is often used as ‘debugging’ information, we explore here a ‘co-creation’ view, in which the outcome of the story generator influences authorial intent. We illustrate an iterative authoring approach in which each iteration consists of idea generation, implementation and simulation. We find that the tension between authorial intent and the partially uncontrollable story generation outcome may be relieved by taking such a co-creation approach.


Interactive storytelling authoring methodology co-creation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ivo Swartjes
    • 1
  • Mariët Theune
    • 1
  1. 1.Human Media Interaction groupTwente University 

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