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Designing Interactive Toys for Elephants

French, Fiona; Mancini, Clara and Sharp, Helen (2015). Designing Interactive Toys for Elephants. In: CHI PLAY '15: Proceedings of the 2015 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play, ACM pp. 523–528.

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Abstract

This research is investigating the potential for designing digital toys and games as playful cognitive enrichment activities for captive elephants. The new field of Animal Computer Interaction is exploring a range of approaches to the problem of designing user-centred systems for animals and this investigation into devices for elephants aims to directly contribute towards a methodological approach for designing smart and playful enrichment for all species.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2015 The Authors
ISBN: 1-4503-3466-0, 978-1-4503-3466-2
Keywords: Animal Computer Interaction; toy design; game design; elephant; environmental enrichment; participatory design; play
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 48579
Depositing User: Clara Mancini
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2017 14:34
Last Modified: 02 May 2018 14:26
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/48579
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