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.



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.

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