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 Interaction 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

Conference

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

Keywords

  • Augmented reality
  • GameDesign
  • Social gaming

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