Jonathan Frye

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Wriggle is a research prototype game that can be played either with or without movement as input. We conducted an experiment to see whether movement adds emotional impact and increases social connectedness. We found effects on arousal and results approaching significance for social connection, demonstrating the potential for this approach to help us better(More)
In this paper, we describe <i>Scoop!</i>, a movement-based game for children designed to reduce anxiety in math learning. The game incorporates existing research on the effects of 'power poses' related to feelings of confidence towards exploring two questions: whether movement mechanics can shift feelings about math for players/learners and how movement(More)
In this paper, we describe Scoop!, a movement-based game designed to reduce math anxiety. The game makes use of research on the effects of 'power poses' to explore whether movement mechanics can shift feelings about math for players. The Interactivity demonstration includes both a 'high power', Kinect-driven version of the game, and a 'low power',(More)
Programming is an activity centred primarily around the keyboard which is not necessarily the optimal input device for all users. Little research has taken place into alternative input devices for programming despite huge advances in handwriting and voice recognition for natural language. This project explored using a pen as the primary input device for(More)
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