• Benjamin Nicholas Overgaard
  • Gustav Dahl
  • Mathias Klitgaard Berthelsen
4. term, Medialogy, Master (Master Programme)
Tangible widgets have been used in the context of touch-based games for children, where widgets represent game avatars that players control with the widget. Due to a lack of prior research in this field, this thesis investigates problems based on an initial study where children play the game Disney AppMATes, which uses a scrolling camera. In this game, players control a virtual car using a widget. In the initial study, it was found that children had a desire to drive on roads. However, roads were often difficult to drive on because of the view of the scrolling camera. This thesis proposes a range of solutions to the problems found in the initial study, but focuses on the above-mentioned problem for which a solution called Road Focus was designed. Through an experiment with 64 participants in ages 5-7, it was found that Road Focus is a significant improvement to the solution used in AppMATes.
SpecialisationGames
LanguageEnglish
Publication date25 May 2016
Number of pages62
ID: 234012972