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

Beate Grawemeyer, Hilary Johnson, Mark Brosnan, Emma Ashwin, Laura 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 publicationIntelligent Tutoring Systems - 11th International Conference, ITS 2012, Proceedings
EditorsStefano A. Cerri, William J. Clancey, Kitty Panourgia
PublisherSpringer Nature
Pages262-267
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-30950-2
ISBN (Print)9783642309496
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jun 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event11th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, ITS 2012 - Chania, Crete, Greece
Duration: 14 Jun 201218 Jun 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7315 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference11th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, ITS 2012
CountryGreece
CityChania, Crete
Period14/06/1218/06/12

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Keywords

  • autism spectrum disorder
  • Embodied Pedagogical Agent
  • participatory design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Grawemeyer, B., Johnson, H., Brosnan, M., Ashwin, E., & Benton, L. (2012). Developing an embodied pedagogical agent with and for young people with autism spectrum disorder. In S. A. Cerri, W. J. Clancey, & K. Panourgia (Eds.), Intelligent Tutoring Systems - 11th International Conference, ITS 2012, Proceedings (pp. 262-267). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 7315 LNCS). Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-30950-2_33