cc 15(3): e4

Research Article

The Richness of Open-ended Play - Rules, feedback and adaptation mechanisms in intelligent play environments

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/icst.intetain.2015.259742,
        author={Pepijn Rijnbout and Mark Graaf and Ben Schouten},
        title={The Richness of Open-ended Play - Rules, feedback and adaptation mechanisms in intelligent play environments},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Collaborative Computing},
        volume={1},
        number={3},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={CC},
        year={2015},
        month={8},
        keywords={play environments, open-ended play, adaptation, feedback, rules and goals},
        doi={10.4108/icst.intetain.2015.259742}
    }
    
  • Pepijn Rijnbout
    Mark Graaf
    Ben Schouten
    Year: 2015
    The Richness of Open-ended Play - Rules, feedback and adaptation mechanisms in intelligent play environments
    CC
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.intetain.2015.259742
Pepijn Rijnbout1,*, Mark Graaf1, Ben Schouten1
  • 1: Eindhoven University of Technology
*Contact email: p.rijnbout@tue.nl

Abstract

How can we design intelligent play environments for open-ended play that support richness in play? Rich play can be described as ongoing play that changes over time in character, form and nature. This paper elaborates on our initial insights on how rules and goals develop from interaction opportunities of the system, based on two pilot studies with an interactive play environment for open-ended play. Furthermore we will discuss the roles of feedback and adaptation mechanisms in the environment. Those system properties will change the interaction opportunities to match with the current situation in the play environment and to support richness in play.