Let's talk about failures : why was the game for children not a success?

C. Moser, M. Tscheligi, B. Zaman, V. Vanden Abeele, L. Geurts, M. Vandewaetere, P. Markopoulos, P. Wyeth, J. Hofstätter

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    Abstract


    A significant proportion of research in the field of human-computer interaction has been devoted to game design. Yet, a multitude of good ideas and enthusiastic game design initiatives exist, where the games never see the light of day. Unfortunately, the causes of these failures remain often unexplored and unpublished. The challenges faced by researchers and practitioners are particularly complex when designing games for special target groups, such as children, or for a serious purpose. The HCI community would benefit from a discussion on these issues in order to avoid researchers and practitioners to repeat mistakes. We want to learn from projects that started with a promising idea, but failed or faced severe challenges. This workshop will be the first at CHI focusing on 'failed game projects'. In particular, workshop participants are encouraged to discuss issues that typically received little attention in publications and hereby contribute to the discussion on failures in the design, development and evaluation of games for and or with children. As a result, the community will benefit from these insights and lessons-learned, which will enhance the design of future (serious) games with/for children.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCHI '13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
    Pages3199-3202
    ISBN (Electronic)9781450319522
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013
    Event31st Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2013) - Paris, France
    Duration: 27 Apr 20132 May 2013
    Conference number: 31
    https://chi2013.acm.org/

    Conference

    Conference31st Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2013)
    Abbreviated titleCHI 2013
    CountryFrance
    CityParis
    Period27/04/132/05/13
    Other"Changing Perspectives"
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