Gaming to sit safe

Petra Sundström, Axel Baumgartner, Elke Beck, Christine Döttlinger, Martin Murer, Ivana Randelshofer, David Wilfinger, Alexander Meschtscherjakov, Manfred Tscheligi
2014 Proceedings of the 2014 conference on Designing interactive systems - DIS '14  
This paper presents a design exploration of full-body interaction games played in cars. It describes how we have designed, implemented, and evaluated the core experiences of three different games, which were all aimed at making sitting properly more fun for players/children while travelling by car. By making the restricted body an integral part of gameplay, we hope to, as a side product of gameplay, bring about the best and also most safe body posture for young players/children travelling by
more » ... en travelling by car, i.e., sitting reasonably upright and still in their child seat with their head leaning back on the neck rest. Another outcome of this could also be an overall safer situation in the car, in that children not sitting still in their child seats while being driven might be stressful for the driver. By presenting the details of our design efforts in this particular design context, we hope to add also to the knowledge we, in HCI, have for how to design bodily experiences with technology at large.
doi:10.1145/2598510.2600882 dblp:conf/ACMdis/SundstromBBDMRWMT14 fatcat:ql6zxrflovdxlgxlcpffx4x2ae