The Interactive Storyteller A multi-user tabletop board game interface to support social interaction in AI-based interactive storytelling

Alofs, Thijs (2012) The Interactive Storyteller A multi-user tabletop board game interface to support social interaction in AI-based interactive storytelling.

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Abstract:This thesis presents the Interactive Storyteller, a `story domain'-independent multi-user interface for AI-based interactive storytelling. Up until now, users of our storytelling framework, which uses the emergent narrative approach, had no in uence on how the storyline developed. In the current research we aim to o�er users a social setting for AI-based interactive storytelling. Existing AIbased interactive storytelling systems do not o�er its users a shared interface in a social setting. To support face-to-face contact and social interaction, we position users around a shared multi-touch table. This very much resembles the social setting of traditional tabletop board games. We analysed video recordings of interactions that pairs of children had with our system to determine what triggered cooperation and highly social behaviour and what caused players to have a di�erent focus of attention. We also tried to �nd out whether the use of tangible playing pieces to reinforce the resemblance with traditional board games o�ered any advantages over touch-only interaction, but we could not �nd any di�erences. To our knowledge, the Interactive Storyteller is the �rst AI-based interactive storytelling system that combinines the emergent narrative approach with the social aspects of traditional tabletop board games.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:54 computer science
Programme:Human Media Interaction MSc (60030)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/61987
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