Kingdom of the knights: Evaluation of a seamlessly augmented toy environment for playful learning

Hinske, Steve, Lampe, Matthias, Price, Sara, Yuill, Nicola and Langheinrich, Marc (2009) Kingdom of the knights: Evaluation of a seamlessly augmented toy environment for playful learning. In: 8th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2009; Como; 3 June 2009 through 5 June 2009, Como, Italy.

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Abstract

Ubiquitous technologies offer new opportunities for digitally augmenting children's toys and play experiences. A key question is how augmented toy environments affect children's playful learning, and whether this differs from non-augmented play environments. This paper presents preliminary results of a user study we conducted to evaluate an augmented toy environment that we built - the Augmented Knights Castle - in terms of fun and storytelling, particularly when compared with an identical, non-augmented version. All sessions were observed, videorecorded and further feedback was elicited through small group interviews and questionnaires. Findings suggest ways in which digitally augmented play environments promote different kinds of activity from an equivalent non-augmented play environment Copyright 2009 ACM.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Depositing User: Nicola Yuill
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 15:45
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2012 07:15
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/14280
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