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Bonsignore, E. (February 2010)
The Use of StoryKit: Design Implications for Intergenerational Mobile Storytelling

Todayís mobile devices are natively equipped with multimedia means for families to capture and share their daily experiences. However, designing authoring tools that effectively integrate the discrete media-capture components of mobile devices to enable rich expression remains a challenge. This paper details the observed use of StoryKit, a mobile application that integrates multimodal media-capture tools to support the creation of multimedia stories on an iPhone/iPod Touch. The primary objectives of this study were to explore the ways in which applications like StoryKit enable families to create and share stories; and to investigate how the created stories themselves might inform the design of and learning potential for mobile storytelling applications. Its results suggest that StoryKitís relatively simple but well-integrated interface enables the creation of vibrant, varied narratives. Further, its portability supported the complementary coconstruction and spontaneous, playful capture of stories by children and their trusted adults.

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