Demo Hour

DEMO HOUR: CreaTable

Issue: XXVII.3 May - June 2020
Page: 8
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Stephanie Wilson, Timothy Neate, Abi Roper, Jane Marshall, Madeline Cruice

CreaTable is an accessible tangible system for people with aphasia to create and curate digital content. Users compose multimedia content through a process of constrained creativity by manipulating word tiles, picture objects, and music pucks on a tabletop surface. An equivalent digital composition can be viewed, played, and shared with others. CreaTable was co-designed with people with aphasia. It enables them to create content that they would not otherwise be able to produce.

CreaTable was developed by the INCA Project, funded by EPSRC EP/P025587/1 in collaboration with the Stroke Association and Dyscover.

Neate T., Roper, A., Wilson, S., Marshall, J., and Cruice, M. CreaTable Content and Tangible Interaction in Aphasia. Proc. of the 2020 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, New York, 2020;

Stephanie Wilson, City, University of London
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Timothy Neate, City, University of London
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Abi Roper, City, University of London
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Jane Marshall, City, University of London
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Madeline Cruice, City, University of London
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ins03.gif Tangible content objects are arranged on CreaTable and played using a control at the front of the table. Users refine their content interactively while it is being played.

ins04.gif Playing the content from CreaTable.

ins05.gif CreaTable provides an accessible and creative collaborative space for people with aphasia.