Social play mediated by playware

Luigi Pagliarini*, Henrik Hautop Lund

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In this paper, we describe a set of designs of social playware by using the Moto Tiles. We tried to demonstrate the importance of the development of social playware by designing a number of social games that people can play together on one single tool. The design envisions play that mediates coordination among participants. We make use of play that is physically stimulating, that is cognitively exciting, that can be changed by arranging diverse layouts of the tiles, and that is enriched by different sensor modalities, etc. In all cases, the games and interaction designs are guided by the Playware ABC concept that is focused on creating social play opportunities for Anybody, Anywhere, Anytime, by Building Bodies and Brains, and thereby by facilitating the work of therapists and care workers can easily Construct, Combine, and Create new social play interactions to fit their particular users need.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Robotics Networks and Artificial Life
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)133-136
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Playware
  • Social Play
  • Playware ABC
  • Moto Tiles
  • Games

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