Playful interactions for people with intellectual disabilities

Wyeth, Peta, Summerville, Jennifer A., & Adkins, Barbara A. (2014) Playful interactions for people with intellectual disabilities. Computers in Entertainment, 11(3), pp. 1-18.

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For people with intellectual disabilities, there are significant barriers to inclusion in socially cooperative endeavors. 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: 80821
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Games, Inclusion, Intellectual disability, Observational study, Tangible user interfaces
DOI: 10.1145/2582186.2633435
ISSN: 1544-3574
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
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Last Modified: 27 Jan 2015 01:02

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