Organizational probes : exploring playful interactions in work environment

Vyas, Dhaval, Eliëns, Anton, van de Watering, Marek R., & van der Veer, Gerrit C. (2008) Organizational probes : exploring playful interactions in work environment. In Abascal, Julio, Fajardo, Inmaculada, & Oakley, Ian (Eds.) Proceedings of 15th European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics : the Ergonomics of Cool Interaction, ACM, Madeira, Portugal, pp. 170-173.

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Playfulness, with non-intrusive elements, can be considered a useful resource for enhancing social awareness and community building within work organizations. Taking inspirations from the cultural probes approach, we developed organizational probes as a set of investigation tools that could provide useful information about employees’ everyday playful experiences within their work organizations. In an academic work environment, we applied our organizational probes over a period of three weeks. Based on the collected data we developed two design concepts for playful technologies in work environments.

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ID Code: 69508
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Organizational Probes, HCI, Design, Cultural Probes, Playfulness
DOI: 10.1145/1473018.1473062
ISBN: 9781605583990
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 ACM
Deposited On: 28 Mar 2014 02:02
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2014 04:16

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