Powerball: The design of a novel mixed-reality game for children with mixed abilities

Bas Brederode, Panos Markopoulos, Mathieu Gielen, Arnold Vermeeren, Huib De Ridder

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Abstract

This paper presents the design of pOwerball, a novel augmented reality computer game for children aged 8-14. The pOwerball was designed to bring together children with and without a physical or learning disability and to encourage social interactions surrounding the play. The contribution of this design case is two fold. From a design perspective, pOwerball exemplifies an emerging class of computer games where the interaction style and game mechanics support social interactions amongst the players. From a methodological perspective, we describe the various ways children became involved in our design process; we highlight the related difficulties and successes in the context of relevant research literature.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of
Subtitle of host publicationInteraction Design and Children 2005, IDC 2005
Pages32-39
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
EventInteraction Design and Children 2005, IDC 2005 - Boulder, CO, United States
Duration: 8 Jun 200510 Jun 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings of: Interaction Design and Children 2005, IDC 2005

Conference

ConferenceInteraction Design and Children 2005, IDC 2005
CountryUnited States
CityBoulder, CO
Period8/06/0510/06/05

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Computer games
Augmented reality
Mechanics

Keywords

  • Augmented reality
  • GameDesign
  • Social gaming

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Brederode, B., Markopoulos, P., Gielen, M., Vermeeren, A., & De Ridder, H. (2005). Powerball: The design of a novel mixed-reality game for children with mixed abilities. In Proceedings of: Interaction Design and Children 2005, IDC 2005 (pp. 32-39). (Proceedings of: Interaction Design and Children 2005, IDC 2005). https://doi.org/10.1145/1109540.1109545
Brederode, Bas ; Markopoulos, Panos ; Gielen, Mathieu ; Vermeeren, Arnold ; De Ridder, Huib. / Powerball : The design of a novel mixed-reality game for children with mixed abilities. Proceedings of: Interaction Design and Children 2005, IDC 2005. 2005. pp. 32-39 (Proceedings of: Interaction Design and Children 2005, IDC 2005).
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Brederode, B, Markopoulos, P, Gielen, M, Vermeeren, A & De Ridder, H 2005, Powerball: The design of a novel mixed-reality game for children with mixed abilities. in Proceedings of: Interaction Design and Children 2005, IDC 2005. Proceedings of: Interaction Design and Children 2005, IDC 2005, pp. 32-39, Interaction Design and Children 2005, IDC 2005, Boulder, CO, United States, 8/06/05. https://doi.org/10.1145/1109540.1109545

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Proceedings of: Interaction Design and Children 2005, IDC 2005. 2005. p. 32-39 (Proceedings of: Interaction Design and Children 2005, IDC 2005).

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Brederode B, Markopoulos P, Gielen M, Vermeeren A, De Ridder H. Powerball: The design of a novel mixed-reality game for children with mixed abilities. In Proceedings of: Interaction Design and Children 2005, IDC 2005. 2005. p. 32-39. (Proceedings of: Interaction Design and Children 2005, IDC 2005). https://doi.org/10.1145/1109540.1109545