Please note: This PhD seminar will be given online.
Sangho Suh, PhD candidate
David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
Supervisor: Professor Edith Law
This work introduces CodeToon, a comic authoring tool that helps users quickly create comics from code for educational purposes, e.g., to explain programming concepts and code semantics and executions. The authoring process for creating comics from code involves generating stories from code (code –> story) and then designing comics from stories (story –> comic). CodeToon facilitates this process with two mechanisms: story ideation from code using metaphor and automatic comic generation from the story.
We conducted a two-part user study that evaluates the tool and participants’ generated comics to test whether CodeToon facilitates the authoring process and helps generate quality comics faster. Our results show that CodeToon helps users create accurate, informative, and useful comics in a significantly shorter time. The details of this work, implications, and opportunities for future work will be discussed.
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