Trunk-enabled toys

French, Fiona, Mancini, Clara and Sharp, Helen (2016) Trunk-enabled toys. In: HCI Goes to the Zoo, workshop at CHI 2016, 6-7 May 2016, San Jose, California.

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This work explores the use of technology to help create different kinds of interfaces for controls aimed at captive elephants, enabling them to interact with digitally enhanced playful systems (smart toys). The focus of the paper is on current participatory design sessions with an elephant and her keepers, giving rise to insights on species-specific interfaces and how to enable playful encounters with technology.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: ACI; elephant; physical computing; prototype, games; toys; interaction; tangible interface; environmental enrichment
Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works
Department: School of Computing and Digital Media
Depositing User: Fiona French
Date Deposited: 07 May 2019 11:36
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 08:44


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