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PIDs trigger peoples playful side says University of Sydney

“A recent study by researchers from the University of Sydney revealed the rather playful behaviour of people when operating public interactive displays (PIDs).”

“The researchers carefully studied the videos of the people who spent the longest time at the PID. Almost 75 per cent of the sample group demonstrated some sort of playful behaviour when operating the purposed-built interactive display.”

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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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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).