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Designing Children’s Digital-Physical Play in Natural Outdoors Settings
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics and Media, Human-Computer Interaction.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9324-1994
(Media Technology and Interaction Design, Royal Institute of Technology KTH)
(Urban and Rural Development, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8299-6574
(Media Technology and Interaction Design, Royal Institute of Technology)
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2016 (English)In: CHI Extended Abstracts, 2016Conference paper, Poster (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Children's outdoor play is fluent and fluctuating, shaped by environmental features and conditions. The article reports on a project where interaction designers and landscape architects work together to develop solutions for integrating interactive play in outdoor environments. Here we report on a schoolyard trial, where interactive play technology was installed as an integral part of the schoolyard environment, and discuss the interplay between technology and the environment. We highlight in particular how the interactive technology contributed to the versatility of play activities, but also how the nature setting and the availability of natural materials contributed to the play activities around the interactive artefacts.

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Interactive play, playscape, landscape architecture
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Human Computer Interaction
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-284534DOI: 10.1145/2851581.2892416OAI: diva2:920536
CHI 2016
VINNOVA, 2014-00689
Available from: 2016-04-18 Created: 2016-04-18 Last updated: 2016-06-29Bibliographically approved

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