Informing the Design of an Authoring Tool for Developing Social Stories

Aurora Constantin, Helen Pain, Annalu Waller

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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, Cape Town, South Africa, September 2-6, 2013, Proceedings, Part II
EditorsPaula Kotzé, Gary Marsden, Gitte Lindgaard, Janet Wesson, Marco Winckler
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-40480-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-40479-5
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
ISSN (Print)0302-9743

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