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Thursday, November 19 • 15:00 - 15:20
Interaction Styles in Alice: Annotations and Observations from Computer Animation Workshops

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After several years conducting workshops on computer animation with Alice, a free platform for three dimensional computer animation created by Carnegie Mellon University, a pattern of styles of use was detected. It appears that participants in such workshops engage with the platform in one of four ways: 1) following instructions and copying the animation that the instructor is showing, 2) creating rich and visually attractive scenes with little or no movement, 3) inventing dialogue-based stories and placing characters in the scene to act them, and 4) scripting complex movement-rich scenes that use advanced features of Alice. In this paper we recount how we came to notice the patterns, describe the styles in detail, propose a process to validate their consistency across groups and events, and discuss why studying these styles could be relevant and revealing.

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Leonel Morales Díaz

Profesor, Universidad Francisco Marroquín
I am an enthusiast of human-computer interaction, programming languages for kids, computer science, and a broad range of topics. Talk to me! I am friendly :o)

Thursday November 19, 2015 15:00 - 15:20 GMT-03
Aula 4.4.0 Rondeau 165

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