Co-creative expression interface: Aiming to support embodied communication for developmentally disabled children

Takuto Takahashi, Ryutaro Hayashi, Yoshiyuki Miwa, Hiroko Nishi

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    Abstract

    This study is aiming to develop embodied interfaces to support co-creative expression which will be necessary when embracing the diversity in different people in a series of workshops, which are mainly focused on hand contact improvisation, held in the affected areas of the Great East Japan Earthquake. In specifics, two types of interfaces, which allow children to elicit hand-contact-improvisational expressions, create a relationship and cultivate it further, have been built with a focus on workshop-experienced autistic children having difficulties in verbal interactions in mind. These interfaces, designed to facilitate the reciprocal embodied awareness and thus achieve “the encounter and the connection with others through expression,” play a role of an inclusive function in hand contact improvisation. In the attempts of hand contact improvisations using these interfaces with the autistic children, it has been observed that co-creative expressions have been achieved among those children who tend to avoid a face-to-face contact. This indicates that the interfaces are efficient as new non-verbal technologies to support their communication.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHuman Interface and the Management of Information: Applications and Services - 18th International Conference, HCI International 2016, Proceedings
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Pages346-356
    Number of pages11
    Volume9735
    ISBN (Print)9783319403960
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    Event18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2016 - Toronto, Canada
    Duration: 2016 Jul 172016 Jul 22

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    Volume9735
    ISSN (Print)03029743
    ISSN (Electronic)16113349

    Other

    Other18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2016
    CountryCanada
    CityToronto
    Period16/7/1716/7/22

    Keywords

    • Autistic spectrum disorder
    • Bodily expression
    • Co-creation
    • Embodiment
    • Hand contact improvisation

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Theoretical Computer Science
    • Computer Science(all)

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    Takahashi, T., Hayashi, R., Miwa, Y., & Nishi, H. (2016). Co-creative expression interface: Aiming to support embodied communication for developmentally disabled children. In Human Interface and the Management of Information: Applications and Services - 18th International Conference, HCI International 2016, Proceedings (Vol. 9735, pp. 346-356). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 9735). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-40397-7_33