The Magic Box and Collage: Responding to the challenge of distributed intergenerational play

  title={The Magic Box and Collage: Responding to the challenge of distributed intergenerational play},
  author={Frank Vetere and Hilary Davis and Martin R. Gibbs and Steve Howard},
  journal={Int. J. Hum.-Comput. Stud.},
This paper explores playfulness between grandparents and grandchildren, especially when they are separated by distance, and investigates ideas to bridge this separation. We present the result of a three stage investigation; the first an observational study of co-located intergenerational play groups, the second a cultural probes study of distributed intergenerational playfulness, and finally a technology probe study of a system for mediating intergenerational play across distance. In each case… CONTINUE READING
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