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Playful responses to public interactive displays surprise researchers

by Mandy Campbell

“The research team set out to learn how to design these displays for usability. When we began analysing the video recordings we were surprised at the very playful behaviour we saw. Even though they were in a very public space, some people spent time playing, dancing, shuffling and gesturing. So we carefully studied the videos of the people who spent the longest time,” said Professor Kay.

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Author Bio

Judy Kay

Judy Kay

Judy aims to create personalised computing that is embedded throughout the environment to support people in the broad range of activities that are important to their lives.

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  • Mediawall

    The MediaWall is a Cruiser extension that enables content exploration on large public information displays via a natural hand gesture interface

Related Publications

Martin Tomitsch, Christopher Ackad, Oliver Dawson, Luke Hespanhol, Judy Kay: Who cares about the Content? An Analysis of Playful Behaviour at a Public Display. In: Proceedings of The International Symposium on Pervasive Displays, pp. 160:160–160:165, ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2014, ISBN: 978-1-4503-2952-1, (keyword = Public displays, full-body interaction, natural user interfaces, performative interactions, playful behaviour).