Exploring Performative Authoring as a Story Creation Approach for Children Academic Article uri icon


  • Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014. We propose performative authoring, an approach for children to author digital animated stories using pretend play or story enactment. Using a systematic methodology, we designed and developed DiME, a prototype system to explore how children may make use of performative authoring to create stories. Findings showed that children greatly enjoyed the authoring approach, and that DiME supported the childs imagination of characters, objects and environments during enactment. However, enactment for authoring lacked narrative structuring and the affordance for rapid iterative editing that is critical to creativity. We conclude that performative authoring has great potential to facilitate and even improve childrens storytelling.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Chu, S. L., Quek, F., & Sridharamurthy, K.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • Chu, Sharon Lynn||Quek, Francis||Sridharamurthy, Kumar

publication date

  • January 2014