Play with Me! Gender-Typed Social Play Behavior Analysis in Interactive Tag Games

Alejandro Manuel Moreno Celleri, Ronald Walter Poppe, Dirk K.J. Heylen

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Abstract

Promoting social behavior is one of the key goals in interactive games. In this paper, we present an experimental study in the Interactive Tag Playground (ITP) to investigate whether social behaviors reported in literature can also be observed through automated analysis. We do this by analyzing players’ positions and roles, which the ITP logs automatically. Specifically, we address the effect that gender and age have on the amount of tags and the distance that players keep between them. Our findings largely replicate existing research, although not all hypothesized differences reached a level of statistical significance. With this proof-of-concept study, we have paved the way for the automated analysis of play, which can aid in making interactive playgrounds more engaging.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment (INTETAIN 2016), Revised Selected Papers
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer
Pages146-157
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-49615-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2016
Event8th International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment, INTETAIN 2016 - Utrecht, Netherlands
Duration: 28 Jun 201630 Jun 2016
Conference number: 8
http://www.intetain.org/2016/show/home

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Volume178
ISSN (Print)1867-8211
ISSN (Electronic)1867-8211

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment, INTETAIN 2016
Abbreviated titleINTETAIN 2016
CountryNetherlands
CityUtrecht
Period28/06/1630/06/16
Internet address

Keywords

  • Social behavior analysis
  • EWI-27428
  • Children’s play
  • IR-102939
  • Interactive Playgrounds
  • METIS-320893
  • Ambient entertainment

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Moreno Celleri, A. M., Poppe, R. W., & Heylen, D. K. J. (2016). Play with Me! Gender-Typed Social Play Behavior Analysis in Interactive Tag Games. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment (INTETAIN 2016), Revised Selected Papers (pp. 146-157). (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering; Vol. 178). Berlin: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49616-0_14
Moreno Celleri, Alejandro Manuel ; Poppe, Ronald Walter ; Heylen, Dirk K.J. / Play with Me! Gender-Typed Social Play Behavior Analysis in Interactive Tag Games. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment (INTETAIN 2016), Revised Selected Papers. Berlin : Springer, 2016. pp. 146-157 (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering).
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Moreno Celleri, AM, Poppe, RW & Heylen, DKJ 2016, Play with Me! Gender-Typed Social Play Behavior Analysis in Interactive Tag Games. in Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment (INTETAIN 2016), Revised Selected Papers. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, vol. 178, Springer, Berlin, pp. 146-157, 8th International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment, INTETAIN 2016, Utrecht, Netherlands, 28/06/16. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49616-0_14

Play with Me! Gender-Typed Social Play Behavior Analysis in Interactive Tag Games. / Moreno Celleri, Alejandro Manuel; Poppe, Ronald Walter; Heylen, Dirk K.J.

Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment (INTETAIN 2016), Revised Selected Papers. Berlin : Springer, 2016. p. 146-157 (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering; Vol. 178).

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Moreno Celleri AM, Poppe RW, Heylen DKJ. Play with Me! Gender-Typed Social Play Behavior Analysis in Interactive Tag Games. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment (INTETAIN 2016), Revised Selected Papers. Berlin: Springer. 2016. p. 146-157. (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49616-0_14