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Designing of ICE: Interactive Co-located Events
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

With  the  ever  expanding  development  and  use  of  technology,  smartphones  enjoy  an increase in use mainly as people’s personal devices. This study aims to turn smartphones into  co-located  devices  through  a  serious  game  with  the  goal  of  breaking  the  ice  when groups meet for the first time. A prototype for a game named ICE (Interactive Co-located Events) was made and evaluated with a group of 14 people in a laboratory setting. Through questionnaires,  a  focus  group  and  observations,  it  became  clear  that  the  game  works  to break down barriers between people, but didn’t succeed in supporting people to truly get to know each other. This was mainly due to the competitive aspect of the game and the time limit  set  for  it.  Future  implementations  of  the  game  could  have  these  removed  to  see  if games  like  these  can  take  the  next  step  and  go  beyond  breaking  down  barriers  between people.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 27 p.
Informatik Student Paper Master (INFSPM), SPM 2016.19
Keyword [en]
Serious games, Icebreaker, Co-located Interaction, Mobile games
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-122504OAI: diva2:939298
Educational program
Master's Programme in Human-Computer Interaction
Available from: 2016-06-20 Created: 2016-06-18 Last updated: 2016-06-20Bibliographically approved

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