An Annotation Scheme for Social Interaction in Digital Playgrounds

Alejandro Manuel Moreno Celleri, Robertus Wilhelmus van Delden, Dennis Reidsma, Ronald Walter Poppe, Dirk K.J. Heylen

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    This paper introduces a new annotation scheme, designed specifically to study children's social interactions during play in digital playgrounds. The scheme is motivated by analyzing relevant literature, combined with observations from recordings of play sessions. The scheme allows us to analyze how key social interactions are related to different stages of play and the physical activity levels associated to them. We can use this information for two goals. First, we can identify relations between social interactions and the impact that changing game dynamics have on their occurrence. Second, it facilitates the analysis of automatic recognition of these social behaviors. Results obtained arer useful for both goals. They show that it is possible to identify social interactions and their relation to game dynamics. Finally they also allow for further analysis into the possibility of their automatic recognition.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Entertainment Computing (ICEC 2012)
    EditorsMarc Herrlich, Rainer Malaka, Maic Masuch
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-33541-9
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012
    Event11th International Conference on Entertainment Computing, ICEC 2012 - Bremen, Germany
    Duration: 26 Sep 201229 Sep 2012
    Conference number: 11

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


    Conference11th International Conference on Entertainment Computing, ICEC 2012
    Abbreviated titleICEC


    • IR-81817
    • METIS-289700
    • Children’s play
    • Observation scheme
    • digital playground
    • Social Interaction
    • EWI-22285

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