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Sharing Stories with StoryKit: A mobile storytelling case study Elizabeth Bonsignore Alex Quinn, Allison Druin, & Ben Bederson University of Maryland.

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3 Sharing Stories with StoryKit: A mobile storytelling case study Elizabeth Bonsignore Alex Quinn, Allison Druin, & Ben Bederson University of Maryland iSchool & HCIL

4 Sample Story

5 Readers to Writers

6 Intergenerational team; Participatory Design

7 Editing a Book

8 Tools Palette

9 Sharing a Book

10 Data SourceTimeframeDescriptionAnalytic Approach Field Observations, notes, short videos Initial Field Use, August 2009 Field notes (n=16)Grounded Theory (Corbin & Strauss, 2008) Shared Stories Repository -Sep 2009 – Jan Jan – Dec Shared Stories (n=270; total) -Shared Stories (n=274; sample) Genre Analysis (Orlikowski & Yates, 1994) (Fleiss’ κ = , p<0.05, across 6 categories, 2-raters) Interviews- Initial Field Use, August 7, Extended Use, June-Dec 2010 Semi-structured interviews (n=9) Grounded Theory Interaction LogsSep 2009 – Dec 2010 Google Analytics, Shared Server Logs (n>6300 stories) Descriptive, exploratory analysis (Tukey, 1977)

11 Today: >100K users; >700K times; >150K stories

12 Mobile storytelling platform trends Shared Stories, by Platform Overall Over time

13 Children are mobile storytellers Shared Stories, by Author type

14 Narrative is a multimedia enterprise Shared Stories, by media used “Especially for kids who have issues with the act of writing… They’re very creative but it’s just the chore of writing – StoryKit’s audio is great.”

15 Stories represent a diversity of genres “Storytelling in science is key to understanding! “It’s helped me put together ideas for a novel.” Shared Stories, by specific genre

16 Mostly digital traces -Interviews corroborated some observations; need more detail on actual story-crafting and literacy practice Initial exploratory data analysis -More comparisons across devices + context possible

17 Literacy Practices -Educator interviews or focus groups to offset limitations in current analysis -Increasing number of educators making design recommendations for learning -Community-building Design -Collaborative Authoring across devices -Online community/story-sharing

18 Narrative is a multimedia enterprise Narrative is multi-disciplinary Children using iPod touches dominate as mobile storytellers

19 If you’ve seen one StoryKit story….

20 Questions? Thank you! Elizabeth Bonsignore


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