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The Drift Table: Designing for ludic engagement
KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Centres, Center for Useroriented IT Design, CID.
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2004 (English)In: Conf Hum Fact Comput Syst Proc, 2004, 885-900 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The Drift Table is an electronic coffee table that displays slowly moving aerial photography controlled by the distribution of weight on its surface. It was designed to investigate our ideas about how technologies for the home could support ludic activities-that is, activities motivated by curiosity, exploration, and reflection rather than externally-defined tasks. The many design choices we made, for example to block or disguise utilitarian functionality, helped to articulate our emerging understanding of ludic design. Observations of the Drift Table being used in volunteers' homes over several weeks gave greater insight into how playful exploration is practically achieved and the issues involved in designing for ludic engagement.

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2004. 885-900 p.
, Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings
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Ethnography/ethnographic studies, Industrial design, Interaction design, Multidisciplinary design / interdisciplinary design, Product design, Inter-disciplinary designs, Ludic design, Aerial photography, Human engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-156915DOI: 10.1145/985921.985947ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84876777679ISBN: 1581137036ISBN: 9781581137033OAI: diva2:770374
Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2004, 24-29 April 2004, Vienna, Austria

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