Enabling Instrumental Interaction Through Electronics Making: Effects on Children's Storytelling Conference Paper uri icon


  • Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015. The electronics Making phenomenon, spearheaded by the introduction of open source microprocessors and 3D printers, has been quickly infiltrating into childrens domains, but how Making interacts with storytelling has not been addressed. This paper achieves the following: it proposes the argument of instrumental interaction for Making-based storytelling, it details a custom Maker kit that integrates Making with storytelling, and it presents a study that investigates the effects of electronics Making-based storytelling on the semantics of childrens puppet stories. Analysis results showed that the LED instrumental interaction contributes significantly to the childrens story meanings.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Chu, S. L., Quek, F., Saenz, M., Bhangaonkar, S., & Okundaye, O.

citation count

  • 8

complete list of authors

  • Chu, Sharon Lynn||Quek, Francis||Saenz, Michael||Bhangaonkar, Sourabh||Okundaye, Osazuwa

publication date

  • January 2015