ReacTickles: playful interaction with information communication technologies
MetadataShow full item record
This article presents a vision of information communication technologies (ICTs) as a playful trigger for relaxation and exploration, and investigates the benefits of this approach for young children with autism spectrum conditions. Playfulness in this context is considered for its repetitious, rhythmic and experiential value rather than as an intervention for the acquisition of skills; ICT is proposed as a medium for its physical and sensory affordances rather than as a task-focused application. To explain this notion, I describe how the ReacTickles software system, designed to harness the multisensory properties of ICTs, has increased the potential for unique and personal forms of interaction through the close coupling of physical input and digital output. To conclude, I discuss how adopting an interpretational approach enabled many of those who contributed to the design of ReacTickles to determine its context of use.
International Journal of Arts and Technology 2009 - Vol. 2, No.1/2 pp. 133 - 151
Showing items related by title, author, subject and abstract.
Investigating Technology User Acceptance of Virtual Learning Environments in Higher Education Institutions in Qatar AlMohannadi, Abdulaziz (Cardiff Metropolitan University, 2016-04)o ABSTRACT Since the rapid growth and development in technology, specifically in the Internet followed by the popular attitude pertaining to using computers and technology, this resulted in the birth of new gadgets and ...
Walters, Andrew (University of WalesCardiff School of Management, 2008)This research is concerned with the impact of advanced manufacturing technologies on small Welsh companies. The use of technology has been demonstrated to be a mechanism for increasing competitiveness in manufacturing. ...
An investigation into the use of wearable technologies for wellness and health case studying young adults at CMU. White, James (Cardiff Metropolitan University, 2017-04)With the rapid grown of the wearable technology industry has come a vast array of available products to suit almost any individual’s needs. This dissertation investigates and establishes the views that people in the Cardiff ...