Hayes Raffle, Cati
Vaucelle and Ruibing Wang 2006
pens, paint and other physical media,
wireless transmitters and position sensing tablet, PC
running custom software
the the first tool that allows children to synthesize
their drawings and voices. To use Jabberstamp, children
create drawings, collages or paintings on normal paper.
They press a special rubber stamp onto the page to record
sounds into their drawings. When children touch the marks
of the stamp with a small trumpet, they can hear the
sounds playback, retelling the stories they have created.
ages 4+ can use Jabberstamp to embed names, narratives,
characters’ voices and environmental sound effects
in their original drawings. Children’s compositions
help them communicate their stories with peers and adults,
and allow them to record and situate stories in personally
meaningful contexts to share with others, before they
have mastered writing.