Designing for children's physical play

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    In this paper we describe preliminary results of our work on designing innovative sport concepts to stimulate children's physical play. We are exploring how embedding sensor and actuator technology in products can stimulate children to practice sport related skills. It incorporates ideas from game design, persuasive technology and sport motivation theories. We illustrate our approach with two case studies, in the context of football and basketball and discuss our experiences with embedding sensor technology to provide a motivating play experience for children.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCHI EA '08
    Subtitle of host publicationCHI '08 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems
    Place of PublicationWashington, D.C.
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-60558-012-8
    Publication statusPublished - 8 Dec 2008
    Event26th Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2008 - Florence, Italy
    Duration: 5 Apr 200810 Apr 2008
    Conference number: 26


    Conference26th Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2008
    Abbreviated titleCHI 2008
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    • Challenge
    • Children
    • Computer games
    • Exertion interface
    • Motivation
    • Persuasion
    • Physical play
    • Sport


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