Designing and evaluating joke-building software for AAC users

Ruli Manurung, Graeme D Ritchie, Dave O'Mara, Helen Pain, Annalu Waller

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Abstract

The Standup project has developed and evaluated interactive software which allows children with language and speech impairments to engage in building simple punning riddles. The session will begin with a reflection on the role that humour plays in language development and the difference between humour appreciation and comprehension. The Keyword Manipulation Task (KMT) will be presented as a tool for measuring the understanding of humour. A demonstration of the Standup software will be followed by a discussion of how the software was designed with the help of adults with complex communication needs (CCN) and AAC practitioners. The session will present the results of evaluations of the software with children who have CCN and will conclude with an interactive discussion of the potential use and future development of the software.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th Biennial International Conference of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Subtitle of host publicationISAAC 2006
Place of PublicationDuesseldorf
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2006
Event12th Biennial International Conference of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC 2006) - Dusseldorf, Germany
Duration: 29 Jul 20065 Aug 2006

Conference

Conference12th Biennial International Conference of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC 2006)
CountryGermany
CityDusseldorf
Period29/07/065/08/06

Keywords

  • language skills
  • AAC
  • interactive tool
  • user evaluation
  • joke-generation
  • user-centred design

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    Manurung, R., Ritchie, G. D., O'Mara, D., Pain, H., & Waller, A. (2006). Designing and evaluating joke-building software for AAC users. In Proceedings of the 12th Biennial International Conference of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication : ISAAC 2006