StoryThe Story Box
You're telling your kid's favorite story, the one they always
ask for,but every so often you hold a button on your phone. This
indicatesthat what you're saying right now is a keyword: perhaps
the lastword on a picture-book’s page, or an interesting noun.
Afterwards, you link each recorded keyword to an image, or an
illustration from the book.
Not much later, sitting in the car, or on a bus, you're telling
the storyagain while your child holds the phone. As you say each
keyword yourphone displays the related image, following the story
as you say it.
The next time you tell the story, you prompt your kid to provide
thekeyword themselves; by holding a button, you record their voice,
andnow they can trigger the illustrations themselves.
As you drive the car, or carry on a conversation, your child
tells thestory, prompting pictures and learning vocabulary.
“The night Max wore his wolf suit and made mischief of one
“his mother called him “WILD THING!” and Max said “I’LL EAT YOU
UP!” so he was sent to bed without eating anything.”
DEsign FOrum ([email protected]), 11/27/2011
Tech– While storytelling, users create ‘voiceprints’ of story
keywords– Keywords are associated with one image and any number of
voiceprints– When a keyword is heard, Story Box displays the
associated image, as long as doing so will display images in the
correct order– The order of images within a story may be fixed or
flexible– When the story is fixed, the Story Box is a portable
picture-book library– When the story is flexible, every telling is
a different illustrated tale.