Online Graphic Novel/Sequential Art Authoring Tools for Therapeutic Storytelling

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,842.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-12-C-0047
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
11SB2-0054
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB112-003
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
64 East Concord Street, Orlando, FL, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
03-185-11
Principal Investigator:
RichardStone
StoryAnalytics Master
(407) 601-7878
rstone@ideasorlando.com
Business Contact:
JohnLux
President
(407) 601-7878
jlux@ideasorlando.com
Research Institute:
Stub




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?

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government