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    Building an intelligent, authorable serious game for autistic children and their carers

    Porayska-Pomsta, K. and Anderson, K. and Bernardini, S. and Guldberg, K. and Smith, Tim J. and Kossivaki, L. and Hodgins, S. and Lowe, I. (2013) Building an intelligent, authorable serious game for autistic children and their carers. In: Reidsma, D. and Katayose, H. and Niholt, A. (eds.) Advances in Computer Entertainment. Lecture Notes In Computer Science 8253. New York, U.S.: Springer, pp. 456-475. ISBN 9783319031613.

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    Abstract

    This paper introduces the SHARE-IT project, which leverages serious games paradigm to motivate and engage children with autism diagnosis in interactive activities, based on the state-of-the-art autism intervention practices. The aim of SHARE-IT is to formulate, in partnership with schools, parents and industry, the requirements for a robust, intelligent and authorable environment for supporting children in exploring, practicing and acquiring social interaction skills. SHARE-IT focuses on two key challenges: (i) developing robust system architecture and implementation, able to support both continuing development of a serious game for children with autism and its real world use; and (ii) selecting appropriate technologies and techniques to allow for (a) multi-device and operating system deployment, (b) the development of an intelligent serious game for supporting social interaction while (c) allowing the flexibility for the environment to be authored by lay persons. SHARE-IT’s architecture is presented and several considerations of importance to enabling the engineering of an intelligent and authorable serious game are discussed. Examples of technologies developed to date are given throughout and a discussion of future challenges offered.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: 10th International Conference, ACE 2013, Boekelo, The Netherlands, November 12-15, 2013. Proceedings
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Research Centre: Moving Image, Birkbeck Institute for the (BIMI), Brain and Cognitive Development, Centre for (CBCD)
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2015 12:46
    Last Modified: 14 Dec 2016 09:43
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/12601

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