Towards Fostering Play Between Separate Spaces in a Public Venue

Robb Mitchell, Anastasia Giannousi, Christina Fyhn Nielsen, Larissa Vivian Nägele, Camilla Dalgaard Schibsbye, Lars Viberg-Sørensen, Aoxue Shi, Fang Yufeng

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    Abstract

    HCI has a longstanding interest in facilitating impromptu play between both collocated or remotely located unacquainted people. Less explored is fostering play between people in close, but separate locations. We present early results from a project investigating if ICT can facilitate new social play encounters through connecting different levels of a children's play centre. We designed and deployed two large-scale interactive mockups of robots: a creature with an enormous tongue; and a device that physically raised children’s artworks to offer them as drawing stencils to users one storey above. Although our operation of these mockups was very ad hoc, our field-testing identified several promising insights. We suggest opportunities for further exploration in designing to connect separate places and advice for design researchers conducting similar tests.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TitelHCI 2018 : Proceedings of the 32nd International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference
    Antal sider5
    ForlagBCS Learning and Development Ltd.
    Publikationsdato2018
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - 2018
    Begivenhed32nd British Computer Society Human Computer Interaction Conference - Belfast, Storbritannien
    Varighed: 4. jul. 20186. jul. 2018

    Konference

    Konference32nd British Computer Society Human Computer Interaction Conference
    Land/OmrådeStorbritannien
    ByBelfast
    Periode04/07/201806/07/2018

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