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Fun and Games: Second International Conference, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, October 20-21, 2008, Proceedings / Edition 1
     

Fun and Games: Second International Conference, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, October 20-21, 2008, Proceedings / Edition 1

by Panos Markopoulos, Wijnand IJsselsteijn, Duncan Rowland
 

ISBN-10: 3540883215

ISBN-13: 9783540883210

Pub. Date: 10/28/2008

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

The use of computing technology for entertainment purposes is not a recent p- nomenon. Video game consoles, home computers and other entertainment media have been used widely for more than three decades, and people of all ages are spe- ing an increasing amount of time and money on these technologies. More recent is the rise of a vibrant research community focusing on

Overview

The use of computing technology for entertainment purposes is not a recent p- nomenon. Video game consoles, home computers and other entertainment media have been used widely for more than three decades, and people of all ages are spe- ing an increasing amount of time and money on these technologies. More recent is the rise of a vibrant research community focusing on gaming and entertainment applications. Driven by the growth and the coming of age of the g- ing industry, and by its increasing recognition in the media and the minds of the broader public, the study of computer games, game development and experiences is attracting the interest of researchers from very diverse fields: social sciences, comp- ing, electrical engineering, design, etc. Research of this kind looks to extend the boundaries of gaming technologies. In a relentless drive for innovation, it looks to create and understand an ever increasing range of experiences, and examine how games can provide value for educational, therapeutic and other ‘serious’ purposes. These themes were reflected in the call for participation and eventually the papers accepted for presentation. The Fun n’ Games conference was the second event of a bi-annual series of c- ferences. The first event of the series was held in Preston in 2006 organized by the University of Central Lancashire. Following the success of this event it was decided to run a follow up.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540883210
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
10/28/2008
Series:
Lecture Notes in Computer Science / Programming and Software Engineering Series , #5294
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
203
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Keynotes.- Rotational Dynamics for Design of Bidirectional Feedback during Manual Interaction.- Hypercomputation, Unconsciousness and Entertainment Technology.- Focus on Innovation.- Pervasive Mobile Games – A New Mindset for Players and Developers.- EyeMote – Towards Context-Aware Gaming Using Eye Movements Recorded from Wearable Electrooculography.- The Audio Adventurer: Design of a Portable Audio Adventure Game.- Building RFID-Based Augmented Dice with Perfect Recognition Rates.- Aseba-Challenge: An Open-Source Multiplayer Introduction to Mobile Robots Programming.- Test-Bed for Multimodal Games on Mobile Devices.- Affect and Gaming.- Dynamic Game Balancing by Recognizing Affect.- Alone or Together: Exploring the Effect of Physical Co-presence on the Emotional Expressions of Game Playing Children Across Cultures.- Shared Fun Is Doubled Fun: Player Enjoyment as a Function of Social Setting.- The Unlikeability of a Cuddly Toy Interface: An Experimental Study of Preschoolers’ Likeability and Usability of a 3D Game Played with a Cuddly Toy Versus a Keyboard.- Think Aloud during fMRI: Neuronal Correlates of Subjective Experience in Video Games.- Engagement and EMG in Serious Gaming: Experimenting with Sound and Dynamics in the Levee Patroller Training Game.- Log Who’s Playing: Psychophysiological Game Analysis Made Easy through Event Logging.- Fun n’Games for Young and Old.- Acting Your Age in Second Life.- Developing an Adaptive Memory Game for Seniors.- A Tangible Tabletop Game Supporting Therapy of Children with Cerebral Palsy.- A Music Educational Entertainment Environment for Preschoolers.

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