1. Ilustratu - Illustrate yourself

    Human - Computer Interactivity Class.
    Universidade do Minho 2012
    Interactive Media MA
    Prof. Pedro Branco

    João Miguel Martins :: João Pedro Silva :: Pedro Nogueira

    So on a second stage of prototyping, and after proofing that our idea could work, we assembled a simple interface layout, and made a test were we would simulate the computers task, like "give me Mickey", and Mickey would show up on screen, and so on. At this point our main concept was achieved, to get a storytelling software, that would not be linear, but that would answer to the children and parents, needs, it would have to record the voice, and save the story to further reviews, the software would have to be customizable to portuguese, and our main barrier, was voice recognition, in this language.

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  2. Ilustratu - Illustrate yourself

    Human - Computer Interactivity Class.
    Universidade do Minho 2012
    Interactive Media MA
    Prof. Pedro Branco

    João Miguel Martins :: João Pedro Silva :: Pedro Nogueira

    Finally after our paper test stages, we gathered enough data to do a video prototyping, and why that and not programmed one? even do we could programme and draw the interactions, voice recognition which became our main goal, was light years away, as said by teachers, for one semester project, so we sticked to what we knew best, 2d animation. Our group divided tasks, João M., drew and animated the character, objects and backgrounds as well the main interface with 3 buttons, for accessing story components, João S. and Pedro N., drew the start and end layout as well, the final assemble of the demonstration narrative, both Pedro N. and João S. prototyped the characters on AS3 & IOS, which resulted pretty well, but the main concept was to have a voice recognition software so a Video MOCA was the achievable solution for a tight deadline.

    So to someone use IlustratU, it should be as easy as the following.

    1. New Story OR Saved Story
    2. New Story
    3. Access contents by voice OR Access Contents by buttons
    4. Access contents by voice
    5. Use Record Button & start your own story telling
    6. Change story at any Stage
    7. Finish story with key words, happy ever after
    8. Record Story
    9. Review Previous OR New Story OR Saved Story

    Note1. As a educational need, we felt that text should pop up as it got recognize while story telling rolled, so that the children could play and learn, for our 3-11 years target.

    Achievable Goals

    customizable Database
    Character Interaction Game play
    Multi platform and OS use

    Barriers

    Database Characters Copyright
    Database Development
    Portuguese and other languages speech recognition
    Business Angels Investment

    Conclusions

    Taking the actual SIRI Systems or Tom the cat App as a model, we believe that this type of software will be pretty straight forward on a near future, the main barrier is indeed the speech recognition in Portuguese and other languages, and also the use by speech disabled people, so verb choice would have to implemented, as it occurs in other market software´s we research, the multi touch feature, was one of the most appreciated events by the children who tested it, and also the speech event, on test2, that she spoke, and the computer(human) gave her what her imagination asked on real time. But most of all, better than the software was the resultant joy, of the children as she played with tehe assisted paper prototyped, she kept asking, - Can we do it Again? over and over.

    Thanks to all the involved.

    João Miguel Martins :: João Pedro Silva :: Pedro Nogueira

    March 2012

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  3. Ilustratu - Illustrate yourself

    Human - Computer Interactivity Class.
    Universidade do Minho 2012
    Interactive Media MA
    Prof. Pedro Branco

    João Miguel Martins :: João Pedro Silva :: Pedro Nogueira

    By the end of the Class HCI, to all students was asked to develop a new interaction software concept,
    Our main goal, was to concept a story tool, that would help parents and children to have a share moment with a tablet pc, at the end of hard working day. After research and query stages, we found out that, most of the existing market tools for the story telling purpose were, in English and pretty straight forward narratives, while the main needs, were invented story's by parents and children, and the main problem stayed, on repeating an redesigned story every day to the toughest of clients children.

    So at this prototyping stage, we gathered the most common characters knowned to an elementary school children, and asked her, to tells us a self made tale, on a white canvas, using her fingers and voice, to proof if your original idea could work. (it did)

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