Intergenerational gameplay: evaluating social interaction between younger and older players

@inproceedings{Rice2012IntergenerationalGE,
  title={Intergenerational gameplay: evaluating social interaction between younger and older players},
  author={Mark D. Rice and Lih Jie Yau and Jeremy Ong and Marcus Wan and Jamie Ng},
  booktitle={CHI Extended Abstracts},
  year={2012}
}
In this paper, we compared the digital gameplay of three user groups comprising of younger and older adults. Players were paired together with the game objective of cooperatively nurturing and maintaining a set of virtual garden plants using a novel form of silhouette interaction. Questionnaire and observations revealed marked differences in the communicative behavior of the age groups, with higher verbal communication amongst the older pairs, but lower gameplay competency. Variations were… CONTINUE READING