Bear Abouts: Sharing stories across the physical and digital

Glowacki, B. R. (2017) Bear Abouts: Sharing stories across the physical and digital. In: IDC 2017, June 27–30, 2017, Stanford, CA, USA, California, USA, 27-30 June 2017. Stanford University: IDC 2017 Available from:

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We have developed an interactive storytelling platform for mobile devices that encourages children to engage in story creation across both digital and physical spaces. In our pilot study we have found that when using Bear Abouts, children engage in open-ended creative activity with tablet devices, and they also re-tell and re-frame narratives with each other. The platform does not use external electronics hardware, and has the potential to be a low-cost option for tangible interactions. This paper provides context for the demo of the Bear Abouts platform.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords:bear abouts, sharing, stories, physical, digital
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education > School of Art and Design
ID Code:33007
Deposited By: B. Glowacki
Deposited On:04 Sep 2017 15:51
Last Modified:14 Oct 2018 14:24

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