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Using teamwork to enhance the social presence on a distributed playground

Gerritsen, S.N.J. (2015) Using teamwork to enhance the social presence on a distributed playground.

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Abstract:Pervasive play in distributed settings enhance the social bonds between the physically separated players. There have been many attempts to enhance this social bond even further by various means like including embodiedness or social touch. We tried to accomplish this enhancement of the social bond by adding teamwork to our distributed playground. With help of our Interactive Pong Playground, we tried to show that enforcing teamwork between remote players enhances social presence. During the experiment we compared the effects of non-enforced teamwork with enforced teamwork en tested what effects different player distributions had. Results indicate that we don't have a good grip on the hypotheses, yet. Enforcing teamwork didn't seem to work for us and the different distribution types did not give significant results in social presence. However, participants loved to play the game, and their comments indicate that we seem to affect something, if not social presence.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:54 computer science
Programme:Interaction Technology MSc (60030)
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