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

B. Grawemeyer, H. Johnson, M. Brosnan, E. Ashwin, L. Benton

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Intelligent Tutoring Systems: 11th International Conference, ITS 2012, Chania, Crete, Greece, June 14-18, 2012. Proceedings
EditorsS A Cerri, W J Clancey, G Papadourakis, K Panourgia
PublisherSpringer
Pages262-267
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783642309496
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventIntelligent Tutoring Systems: 11th International Conference, ITS 2012 - Chania, Crete, Greece
Duration: 13 Jun 201217 Jun 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer
Volume7315
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

ConferenceIntelligent Tutoring Systems: 11th International Conference, ITS 2012
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityChania, Crete
Period13/06/1217/06/12

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