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      GiggleBat: Enhancing Playing and Outdoor Culture in Australian Children


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      Proceedings of the 30th International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI)


      11 - 15 July 2016

      Sports, Play and Learn, Arduino, Children, Cricket, Exergames



            This paper reports on an ongoing design-based research project aiming to improve the physical and social development of children between the ages of 3-5 with tangible interactive sport based play. The project pursues design, evaluation and implementation of an interactive sports toy: GiggleBat that merges benefits of co-design, HCI and user-centred design (assisted by Arduino sensor technology and 3D Prototyping), together with current Australian playing and sporting culture. The final add-on product serves from established rules and adds value to games of cricket, and potentially tennis and golf by enhancing prompting, information and feedback. We report on our design experience of GiggleBat and evaluation results from a series of focus groups with parents and an observation session with children. We conclude with a future road map for the product.


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            July 2016
            July 2016
            : 1-10
            [0001]School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics

            Western Sydney University

            [0002]School of Computing, Electronics and Maths, Coventry University

            CV1 2JH

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            Proceedings of the 30th International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference
            Bournemouth University, Poole, UK
            11 - 15 July 2016
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
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