Abstract / Description of output

Appropriately designed technology could help children feel less anxious by providing play opportunities with familiar technology in clinical settings as paediatric hospitals invest in making these spaces more child-friendly. However, the potential of technology-supported play in hospital environments has not been investigated extensively. This project thus aims at exploring how technology can support social play in a paediatric hospital with young children. A participatory approach to game design has been adopted, and a preliminary overview of children's insights of the first app iterations is provided here.
Original languageEnglish
Pages550–555
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jun 2019
Event2019 ACM Interaction Design and Children (IDC) - Boise, United States
Duration: 12 Jun 201915 Jun 2019
http://idc.acm.org/2019/

Conference

Conference2019 ACM Interaction Design and Children (IDC)
Abbreviated titleIDC 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoise
Period12/06/1915/06/19
Internet address

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • play technology
  • game design
  • hospital play
  • social play

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