What motivates children to play outdoors? Potential applications for interactive digital tools

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Conference Proceeding
Citation:
2014
Issue Date:
2014
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Children (8-12 years) in living cities are spending less time playing outdoors in local natural places. There is potential for place-specific, digital technology to be designed to motivate children ‘off the couch’ and outdoors into their local natural places. This paper presents the outcomes of three workshops conducted with eleven children (8-12 years) in Aalborg, Denmark, designed to understand key motivators for outdoor play in children. Children were divided into five design groups. Fictional inquiry and a series of artifacts and triggers were used to communicate the design task to children and inspire a range of relevant designs. The design outcomes of these workshops, the motivators for outdoor play, and potential applications for interactive digital technology to inspire more regular, outdoor play experiences in children will be discussed.
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