Drama prototyping for the design of urban interactive systems for children

Andrea Alessandrini, Antonio Rizzo, Elisa Rubegni

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    Abstract

    In this paper, we present Wi-swing, a case study approach in designing a networked playground for children located in a public garden. The approach adopted in the case study is based on prototyping using the technique of scenario dramatization. The process of designing augmented interactive systems needs to be addressed to consider the physical, aesthetic and social aspects of interaction.
    In the case study illustrated in this paper, the design process is based on prototyping using the scenario dramatization technique. This technique allows us to explore and investigate the possible features of interactive artifacts focusing on the potential of the technology and the emergent practices. Wi-swing is the concept developed using dramatization: a tool for listening to stories in public spaces, controlled entirely by children. In the paper we show the results of the early design process and the development of the concepts by scenario dramatization.
    In what follows, we describe a case study in which we applied this technique for the development of an interactive urban playground through which children can be authors of the stories to which they are listening.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIDC '09
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 8th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
    Pages198-201
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)9781605583952
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    EventIDC 2009: The 8th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children - Como, Italy
    Duration: 3 Jun 20095 Jun 2009
    http://www.idc09.polimi.it/

    Conference

    ConferenceIDC 2009: The 8th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children
    CountryItaly
    CityComo
    Period3/06/095/06/09
    Internet address

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