Interactive Storytelling System for Enhancing Children’s Creativity
We developed an interactive storytelling system that generates stories from hypothetical questions, called ‘What-If’ function. Specifically, the stories are expressed in a rule-based form ‘If-Then’. The system allows users to create a story that has a synopsis different from the original story by changing the ‘If’ part. For example, if the user changes the appearance and personality of a character, the outline of the story also changes. We believe this process can help improve the creativity of users of the system. This system was also developed to help users visualize written stories as images and allow them to experience stories interactively. An evaluation experiment, conducted on 21 fifth graders in elementary school, showed an improvement in the children’s creative ability.
KeywordsStory generation Expanding storylines ‘What-If’ function
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