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Developing an embodied pedagogical agent with and for young people with autism spectrum disorder


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Grawemeyer, B., Johnson, H., Brosnan, M., Ashwin, E. and Benton, L., 2012. Developing an embodied pedagogical agent with and for young people with autism spectrum disorder. In: Cerri, S. A., Clancey, W. J., Papadourakis, G. and Panourgia, K., eds. Intelligent Tutoring Systems: 11th International Conference, ITS 2012, Chania, Crete, Greece, June 14-18, 2012. Proceedings. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp. 262-267. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; 7315)

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    http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-30950-2_33

    Abstract

    This paper describes how we developed an embodied pedagogical agent (EPA) with and for young people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ASD is characterised by impairments in social communication, imagination, and perspective-taking, which can compromise design and collaboration. However, if an ASD preference for visual processing can be supported by providing images of design ideas as they develop, these difficulties may be overcome. We describe a methodology that successfully supports the visualisation and development of EPAs using our prototype visualisation tool (EPA DK), enabling ASD users to function as active design participants.

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    Item Type Book Sections
    CreatorsGrawemeyer, B., Johnson, H., Brosnan, M., Ashwin, E. and Benton, L.
    EditorsCerri, S. A., Clancey, W. J., Papadourakis, G. and Panourgia, K.
    DOI10.1007/978-3-642-30950-2_33
    DepartmentsFaculty of Science > Computer Science
    Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Psychology
    Publisher StatementITS_2012.pdf: The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
    RefereedNo
    StatusPublished
    ID Code31134

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