Pintail : a travel companion for guided storytelling
Author(s)Chowdhury, Sujoy Kumar
Travel companion for guided storytelling
Program in Media Arts and Sciences (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
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Pintail is a mobile companion application for guided storytelling. To inspire and augment story creation, Pintail uses priming as a technique by showing the user what others feel or have drawn about the places s/he is visiting. These Pintail prompts are synthesized from online travel reviews and doodle books. Some prompts are displayed in an ambient manner on a second screen. Users can use the Pintail story-creation tools to remix, reflect and create their own stories. The stories created by Pintail have an analog form. They are printed on a re-purposed mobile receipt printer. They are designed to catalyze in person-conversations. Pintail tries to balance between the story creation activity and the actual travel experience. Pintail provides the users with the structure and tools for storytelling that are aware of the short attention span of today's audience.
Thesis: S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Planning, Program in Media Arts and Sciences, 2018.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (pages 77-82).
DepartmentProgram in Media Arts and Sciences (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Program in Media Arts and Sciences ()