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Public interactive displays trigger playful behaviour says University of Sydney

Infolink, Australia’s Architecture, Building, Construction and Design Directory, News

“Built and designed by the University’s School of Information Technologies and the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, the PID was located in the courtyard between the IT building and the Seymour Theatre. The study was conducted over a ten-day period, during which the system gathered data from over 1000 passers-by.”

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Authors Bio

Martin Tomitsch

Martin Tomitsch

Dr Martin Tomitsch is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning at the the University of Sydney and Director of the Design Computing program.

Christopher Ackad

Christopher Ackad

Christopher is a Ph.D. student with the Computer Human Adapted Interaction Research Group at the University of Sydney, under the direction of Professor Judy Kay.

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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).