Voice-based Interface for Storytelling2019-2020

Storytelling has long been considered a crucial part of children’s early social development. Today, we are seeing a parallel push for early computer science education. Students in early elementary school, however, lack approachable, engaging and accessible interdisciplinary computer science learning tools. Through this project, Stanford Computer Scientists Murnane and Dietz will develop a voice interface that supports the acquisition and practice of these two modern skills – programming and storytelling. By experimenting with this emerging interface in new ways, the team will develop and test novel speech and audio interactions designed to address the literacy challenges facing young audiences and better equip children to create and share their own narratives with the world.

The Team