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Supporting children to engage in play for wellbeing

Lookup NU author(s): Kevin Marshall, Gavin Wood, Dr Madeline Balaam


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Engaging children in play for wellbeing is coming to prominence in HCI as the community increasingly engages with issues to do with health, care and therapy. To date, research in this area has primarily focused on engaging children with special needs or who suffer from mental health problems in organized play to improve their self-efficacy or support therapeutic treatment. However, play could be more broadly beneficial for all children and their wellbeing. This workshop aims to build an interdisciplinary community of researchers, designers, and practitioners to share and discuss their work. Additionally, it seeks to explore the interaction between play and wellbeing in the context of interaction design and children and to identify directions for future research.

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Author(s): Marshall K, Wood G, Read JC, Yarosh SL, Balaam M, Lee J-J

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Extended Abstracts Human Factors in Computing Systems CHI EA '15

Year of Conference: 2015

Pages: 2445-2448

Online publication date: 18/04/2015

Acceptance date: 01/01/1900

Publisher: Association for Computing Machinery


DOI: 10.1145/2702613.2702658

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9781450331463