The StoryPlaces Authoring Tool: Pattern Centric Authoring

Authors: Millard, D., Hargood, C., Howard, Y. and Packer, H.

Conference: Authoring for Interactive Storytelling 2017

Dates: 14 November 2017

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.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/29819/

Source: Manual

The StoryPlaces Authoring Tool: Pattern Centric Authoring

Authors: Millard, D., Hargood, C., Howard, Y. and Packer, H.

Conference: Authoring for Interactive Storytelling 2017

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.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/29819/

Source: BURO EPrints