Activity, motivation and games for young children

Wyeth, Peta, Johnson, Daniel M., & Ziviani, Jenny (2013) Activity, motivation and games for young children. In Proceedings of the 9th Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment: Matters of Life and Death (IE '13), ACM, RMIT, Melbourne, VIC, pp. 1-3.

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The research described in this paper examines the extent to which very young children were able to use the Stomp platform (a floor-based gaming system designed to provide new, active participatory experiences) to engage in game play. We are interested in how children's engagement in different activities within the game world influences their motivation to play games. We map activity to motivational needs of competence, autonomy and relatedness. A detailed examination of two Stomp experiences demonstrates how this type of analysis is useful in identifying the strengths and weaknesses of the games for this audience.

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ID Code: 67072
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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DOI: 10.1145/2513002.2513025
ISBN: 9781450322546
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 ACM
Deposited On: 10 Feb 2014 00:25
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2014 00:54

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