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Stomp : an interactive platform for people with intellectual disabilities

Wyeth, Peta, Summerville, Jennifer A., & Adkins, Barbara A. (2011) Stomp : an interactive platform for people with intellectual disabilities. In Romao, Teresa, Correia, Nuno, & Inami, Masahiko (Eds.) Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology, ACM, Lisbon, Portugal , pp. 1-8.

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Abstract

For people with intellectual disabilities there are significant barriers to inclusion in socially cooperative endeavours. This paper investigates the effectiveness of Stomp, a tangible user interface (TUI) designed to provide new participatory experiences for people with intellectual disability. Results from an observational study reveal the extent to which the Stomp system supports social and physical interaction. The tangible, spatial and embodied qualities of Stomp result in an experience that does not rely on the acquisition of specific competencies before interaction and engagement can occur.

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ID Code: 48325
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Tangible user interfaces, Games, Intellectual disability, Observational study, Inclusion
DOI: 10.1145/2071423.2071487
ISBN: 9781450308274
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
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