Project

StoryBlocks

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Scaffolding storytelling to connect children through self-expression

StoryBlocks is a smart-expressive medium, designed in collaboration with Sesame Workshop, that aims to bring a new level of interactivity into children’s educational media and stories while promoting empathy, social-emotional development, and literacy development through storytelling. In StoryBlocks, children transition between an animated narrative that sets up a social conflict, and an interactive comic-style composition that allows children to construct their own solutions and share their stories while engaging in critical thinking and reflection.

Scaffolding storytelling to connect children through self-expression

StoryBlocks is a smart-expressive medium, designed in collaboration with Sesame Workshop, that aims to bring a new level of interactivity into children’s educational media and stories while promoting empathy, social-emotional development, and literacy development through storytelling. In StoryBlocks, children transition between an animated narrative that sets up a social conflict, and an interactive comic-style composition that allows children to construct their own solutions and share their stories while engaging in critical thinking and reflection.

Research Topics
#kids #learning

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Here is an example clip of the animated video within StoryBlocks. This clip gives you a sample of the transition periods, when the characters talk directly with the user, and the narrative period, where the characters act out their story. This animation uses a combination of physical cut-outs, stop-motion, and digitally animated faces overlaid onto the characters.​