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Evaluation of preschool children's fantasy play in the tabletop environment


Mansor, Evi Indriasari Evaluation of preschool children's fantasy play in the tabletop environment. In: 24th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference (OzCHI '12), 26-30 Nov 2012, Melbourne, Australia. (pp. 361-370).

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This paper presents the experience and findings of a user study investigating preschool children's fantasy play. Ten same-sex dyads of children (aged 3 and 4) were observed playing with the physical farm toys and the virtual farm set implementation on a Mitsubishi DT multi-touch interactive tabletop. Both qualitative and quantitative data were performed for data collection. Findings showed that high evidence of fantasy play bouts performed by the participants during the physical and the virtual Session 2. This paper also reports the similarities and differences between physical and virtual play environments.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology
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Publisher: ACM
Keywords: Preschool children; Fantasy play; Interactive tabletop; Physical vs. virtual objects
Depositing User: Azian Edawati Zakaria
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2015 09:48
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2015 09:48
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