Designing smart toys for the cognitive enrichment of elephants

French, Fiona, Mancini, Clara and Sharp, Helen (2014) Designing smart toys for the cognitive enrichment of elephants. In: AISB50: the 50th annual convention of the AISB, 1st-4th April 2014, Goldsmiths, University of London.

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Abstract / Description

This project investigates the potential for designing playful cognitive enrichment activities for captive elephants. We explore the usefulness of applying conceptual frameworks from HCI and game design to the problem of developing species specific smart toys that promote natural behaviour and provide stimulation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Animal-Computer Interaction, elephant, environmental enrichment, toy design, prototypes, UX design, cognitive enrichment
Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works
600 Technology
Department: School of Computing and Digital Media
Depositing User: Fiona French
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2018 09:36
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2020 12:59


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