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Analysing the playground: sensitizing concepts to inform systems that promote playful interaction

Rennick-Egglestone, Stefan; Walker, Brendan; Marshall, Joe; Benford, Steve; McAuley, Derek

Authors

Stefan Rennick-Egglestone sre@cs.nott.ac.uk

Brendan Walker info@aerial.fm

Joe Marshall jqm@cs.nott.ac.uk

Steve Benford sdb@cs.nott.ac.uk

Derek McAuley drm@cs.nott.ac.uk



Contributors

Pedro Campos
Editor

Nicholas Graham
Editor

Joaquim Jorge
Editor

Nuno Nunes
Editor

Philippe Palanque
Editor

Marco Winckler
Editor

Abstract

Playful interaction in an important topic in HCI research, and there is an ongoing debate about the fundamental principles that underpin playful systems. This paper makes a contribution to this debate by outlining a set of sensitizing concepts which have emerged from an analysis of interaction in the playground; these help explain its appeal to children, and have been selected for their potential to inspire the design of future playful systems. These concepts have emerged from the analysis of material collected during a structured workshop which was organized by the authors, and which was attended by a group of experts. They have also been applied to the design of Breathless, a playful interactive system which has recently been deployed by the authors, and which represents an unusual evolution of the playground swing. The paper concludes with a number of reflections inspired by Breathless. These have been structured through the use of the concepts as an analytical tool.

Publication Date Jan 1, 2011
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume I
Issue 6946
Series Title Lecture notes in computer science
Book Title Human-computer interaction - INTERACT 2011:13th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, September 5-9, 2011: proceedings
ISBN 9783642237737
APA6 Citation Rennick-Egglestone, S., Walker, B., Marshall, J., Benford, S., & McAuley, D. (2011). Analysing the playground: sensitizing concepts to inform systems that promote playful interaction. In N. Graham, P. Campos, J. Jorge, N. Nunes, P. Palanque, & M. Winckler (Eds.), Human-computer interaction - INTERACT 2011:13th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, September 5-9, 2011: proceedingsSpringer. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-23774-4
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-23774-4
Publisher URL http://www.springerlink.com/content/9r111872t441478x/
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information Paper originally presented at INTERACT 2011, 5-9 Sept. 2011, Lisbon, Portugal.

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