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ERIC Number: EJ819449
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1315
Cartoons beyond Clipart: A Computer Tool for Storyboarding and Storywriting
Madden, M.; Chung, P. W. H.; Dawson, C. W.
Computers & Education, v52 n1 p188-200 Jan 2009
This paper describes the motivation, proposal, and early prototype testing of a computer tool for story visualisation. An analysis of current software for making various types of visual story is made; this identifies a gap between software which emphasises preset banks of artwork, and software which emphasises low-level construction and/or drawing. A proposal is made to fill this gap, and a prototype implementation of the proposal is described in the context of a school-based study with England and Wales's Year 5, covering ages 9-10 years. Results from this prototype study both validate the novel proposal made and demonstrate that children are capable of manipulating characters and notional camera angles in a more complex way than most current software permits. (Contains 8 figures and 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 4
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Wales)