Playful Stimulation for Active Ageing
Design de Interação
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The Interaction Design area constitutes a rich field of scientific study, with many challenges and open issues. The particular context of using Digital Games for Active Ageing is a relatively new research subfield with ongoing research at CISUC. In this context we intent to study the potential and limitations by designing playful experiences based on touch, movement sensing and gesture interfaces, targeted at physical and cognitive stimulation and evaluation. These techniques can potentially be used as a basis for building adaptive playable environments for personalised workouts and tracking of player performance.
In this project we want to design and prototype a tablet-based pleasurable and personalised game-like experience for physical and cognitive stimulation target at Seniors. The project will address the following goals:
a) assess current state-of-the-art in games and active ageing;
b) design and build a workable tablet-based prototype for play and data collection;
c) evaluate design proposals by studying their usability and payfulness;
Plano de Trabalhos - Semestre 1
A1. (M1-M3) State of the art research - research and document the relevant SoA, publications and software review, for the study of the problem at hand; detailed characterization of the problem to be solved stating specific goals and requirements;
A2. (M3 - M4) Design Proposal - conceiving of a design proposal for the specific context, including visual identity, interaction models and user interface draft for the proposed solution, and mapping of assumptions and milestones for the rest of the project;
Plano de Trabalhos - Semestre 2
A3. (M5 - M9) Prototyping - implementation of a proof-of-concept prototype, tuning or corrections based on evaluation results;
A4. (M9) Evaluation - definition of evaluation criteria and method; performing evaluations and analysis of results;
A5. (M10 - M11) Statement of Learning - production of paper/thesis with process report and reflection on knowledge production
Estágio com componente de investigação.
Estágio não remunerado.