User study of a new smart toy for children's storytelling

Kara N., Aydin C. C., ÇAĞILTAY K.

INTERACTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS, vol.22, no.5, pp.551-563, 2014 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10494820.2012.682587
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.551-563
  • Keywords: smart toy, mixed reality, storytelling, children, user study
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This article introduces StoryTech, a smart storytelling toy that offers children a mixed reality environment in which to tell imaginative stories. During usability testing, an empirical study was carried out with 90 child participants. The findings indicated that StoryTech creates a rich storytelling experience, especially for ages five and six.