The StoryPlaces Authoring Tool: Pattern Centric Authoring.

Millard, D., Hargood, C., Howard, Y. and Packer, H., 2017. The StoryPlaces Authoring Tool: Pattern Centric Authoring. In: Authoring for Interactive Storytelling 2017, 14 November 2017, Funchal, Madeira.

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Abstract

Building authoring environments for constraint-based inter- active narratives (sculptural hypertexts) is challenging, as dealing di- rectly with functions and variables is alien to many authors and requires them to think at a lower level than story structure. We propose an ap- proach that uses higher level constructs based on common structural patterns, which are then translated behind the scenes into a set of con- straints for a sculptural engine. We present the StoryPlaces authoring tool that applies this idea with the patterns of Locking and Phasing and allows for the creation of constraint-based locative hypertext ction. Our work shows how the poetics of interactive narratives can be used in the software design process to create more accessible authoring tools.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:29819
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:03 Oct 2017 14:00
Last Modified:15 Nov 2017 09:37

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