Exercising Playfully: Co-designing Fun Ways of Keeping Active in the Park


In this work in progress paper we present our work in the co- design of a playful interactive artifact that encourages people to engage in casual physical activity in the park. The initial testing of our proof-of-concept prototype received extremely positive feedback as a potential way of motivating people to keep active in the park and in bridging the generation gap.

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Playful design; Co-design; Digital-Physical interaction


Emmanuel Tsekleves, Andy Darby, Adrian I. Gradinar, and Marcia T. Smith. 2014. Exercising playfully: co-designing fun ways of keeping active in the park. In Proceedings of the first ACM SIGCHI annual symposium on Computer-human interaction in play (CHI PLAY ’14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 447-448. DOI=10.1145/2658537.2661316