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Cubus: Autonomous Embodied Characters to Stimulate Creative Idea Generation in Groups of Children

Patrícia Arriaga; André Elias Bastos Pires; André Elias Bastos Pires; Carlos Martinho; Carlos Martinho; Patrícia Alves-Oliveira; Patrícia Alves-Oliveira;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2017
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • Country: Portugal
Creativity is an ability that is crucial in nowadays societies. It is, therefore, important to develop activities that stimulate creativity at a very young age. It seems, however, that there is a lack of tools to support these activities. In this paper, we introduce Cubus, a tool that uses autonomous synthetic characters to stimulate idea generation in groups of children during a storytelling activity. With Cubus, children can invent a story and use the stop-motion technique to record a movie depicting it. In this paper, we explain Cubus’ system design and architecture and present the evaluation of Cubus’ impact in a creative task. This evaluation investigated i...
free text keywords: Autonomous virtual agents, Child-agent interaction, Creative storytelling, Creativity support tool, Group creativity with children, Architecture, Ideation, Cognitive science, Storytelling, Creativity, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Psychology, Young age, Embodied cognition, Communication, business.industry, business
Funded by
FCT| UID/PSI/03125/2013
Center for Research and Social Intervention
  • Funder: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT)
  • Project Code: 147229
  • Funding stream: 5876
FCT| UID/CEC/50021/2013
Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores, Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Lisboa
  • Funder: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT)
  • Project Code: 147282
  • Funding stream: 5876
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