ERIC Number: ED482136
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Focus Your Young Visitors: Kids Innovation--Fundamental Changes in Digital Edutainment.
Sauer, Sebastian; Gobel, Stefan
With regard to the acceptance of human-computer interfaces, immersion represents one of the most important methods for attracting young visitors into museum exhibitions. Exciting and diversely presented content as well as intuitive, natural and human-like interfaces are indispensable to bind users to an interactive system with real and digital parts. In order to overcome the obstacles to attracting the young, the authors have taken an interdisciplinary approach to the fields of multimedia, media design,TV/movie or literature, and especially myths, to develop narrative "edutainment" applications for children. Similar to Hollywood, production content and dramaturgic scripts are generated by authoring tools and transmitted by multimodal interfaces enhanced by natural conversation forms. These concepts are enhanced by interaction design principles, methods and appliances; such as Kids Innovation or Momuna.This paper describes both existing technologies and new innovative methods and concepts of interactive digital storytelling and user interaction design to establish immersive edutainment applications and appliances using multimodal user interfaces. These approaches merging into Dino-Hunter as innovative game-oriented mobile edutainment appliances are discussed within the environment of mobile application scenarios for museums and their young visitors. Includes 13 figures. (Contains 18 references.) (Author)
Descriptors: Children, Computer Games, Computer Interfaces, Computer System Design, Exhibits, Immersion Programs, Interdisciplinary Approach, Multimedia Materials, Museums, Story Telling
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: In: Museums and the Web 2003: Selected Papers from an International Conference (7th, Charlotte, NC, March 19-22, 2003); see IR 058 801.