Evaluating technology that makes physical games for children more engaging

Firaz Peer, Anne Friedlander, Ali Mazalek, Florian 'Floyd' Mueller

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Throwing is an important physical skill that lays the foundation for the ability to participate in many physical activities and sports experiences. We aim to support the development of physical skills through exertion game design; our focus here is on the design of an exertion based throwing game that aims to help children improve their ability to throw. We discuss the results of some initial play testing, and how these observations informed our game design.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of IDC 2011 - 10th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781450307512
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2011 - Ann Arbor, MI, United States of America
Duration: 20 Jun 201123 Jun 2011


Conference10th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2011
CountryUnited States of America
CityAnn Arbor, MI


  • exertion interface
  • gaming
  • interaction design
  • kinesthetic literacy
  • learning
  • whole body interaction

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