Beating the city: Three inspirational design patterns to promote social play through aligning rhythms

Robb Mitchell, Thomas Olsson

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    Abstract

    This paper offers three inspirational design patterns for sparking social play between unacquainted people in public and semi-public spaces. The intention is to support developers in appreciating and articulating possible approaches in creating physical or digital artefacts as interventions that encourage unacquainted people to play together in urban areas. As part of a broader selection of design examples with such social effects, we present three inspirational design patterns related to the notion of rhythm: “Sharing Vibrations”, “Actions That Need Another”, and “Crosswire Outputs”. Although the creators of our accompanying design examples did not explicitly propose them neither as games, nor urban interventions, we believe that they have strongly playable qualities that can help inspire opportunities to increase playability in unexpected moments in city places.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIntelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment - 9th International Conference, INTETAIN 2017, Proceedings
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Pages159-163
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)9783319730615
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    Publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
    EventInternational Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment -
    Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST
    Volume215
    ISSN (Print)1867-8211

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment
    Period1/01/00 → …

    Keywords

    • Design patterns social interaction
    • Social play
    • Urban icebreakers

    Publication forum classification

    • Publication forum level 1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Networks and Communications

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