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Online Graphic Novel/Sequential Art Authoring Tools for Therapeutic Storytelling

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
11SB2-0054
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB112-003
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
IDEAS
64 East Concord Street Orlando, FL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Online Graphic Novel/Sequential Art Authoring Tools for Therapeutic Storytelling
Agency: DOD
Contract: W31P4Q-12-C-0047
Award Amount: $99,842.00
 

Abstract:

The overall objective of this Phase I proposal is to develop a template and plan for a web-based software with a simple, user friendly interface that assists in both storytelling and graphical content creation, thereby allowing individuals to relate their experiences directly or metaphorically, and then assess the efficacy of this tool to address the following questions. 1.What kinds and styles of images are most appealing to users? 2.What kinds of narrative tools are most useful? 3.What would be the most useful output methods for sharing the story with friends, colleagues, or therapists? 4.How do the benefits of this graphic novel tool differ from the already researched and identified value of art therapy in general? 5.Can such a tool be an attractive option for self-exploration for a person suffering with PTSD? 6.What kinds of online support and tools are required to facilitate the effectiveness of the tool? 7.Would creating a safe, social network for sharing be a valuable adjunct?

Principal Investigator:

Richard Stone
StoryAnalytics Master
(407) 601-7878
rstone@ideasorlando.com

Business Contact:

John Lux
President
(407) 601-7878
jlux@ideasorlando.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

IDEAS
64 East Concord Street Orlando, FL -

EIN/Tax ID: 593692239
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No