We present the design and evaluation of the Collaborative Puzzle Game (CPG), a tabletop interactive activity developed for fostering collaboration in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The CPG was inspired by cardboard jigsaw puzzles and runs on the MERL DiamondTouch table [7]. Digital pieces can be manipulated by direct finger touch. The CPG features a set of interaction rules called Enforced Collaboration (EC); in order to be moved, puzzle pieces must be touched and dragged simultaneously by two players. Two studies were conducted to test whether EC has the potential to serve as an interaction paradigm that would help foster collaborative skills. In Study 1, 70 boys with typical development were tested and in Study 2 16 boys with ASD were tested. Results show that EC has a positive effect on collaboration although it appears to be associated with a more complex interaction. For children with ASD, EC was also related to a higher number of "negotiation" moves, which may reflect their higher need of coordination during the collaborative activity.

Collaborative puzzle game: A tabletop interactive game for fostering collaboration in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) / Battocchi, A.; Pianesi, F.; Tomasini, D.; Zancanaro, M.; Esposito, G.; Venuti, P.; Ben Sasson, A.; Gal, E.; Weiss, P. L.. - (2009), pp. 197-204. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 4th ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, ITS 2009 tenutosi a Banff, AB, can nel 2009 [10.1145/1731903.1731940].

Collaborative puzzle game: A tabletop interactive game for fostering collaboration in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Battocchi A.;Pianesi F.;Tomasini D.;Zancanaro M.;Esposito G.;Venuti P.;
2009

Abstract

We present the design and evaluation of the Collaborative Puzzle Game (CPG), a tabletop interactive activity developed for fostering collaboration in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The CPG was inspired by cardboard jigsaw puzzles and runs on the MERL DiamondTouch table [7]. Digital pieces can be manipulated by direct finger touch. The CPG features a set of interaction rules called Enforced Collaboration (EC); in order to be moved, puzzle pieces must be touched and dragged simultaneously by two players. Two studies were conducted to test whether EC has the potential to serve as an interaction paradigm that would help foster collaborative skills. In Study 1, 70 boys with typical development were tested and in Study 2 16 boys with ASD were tested. Results show that EC has a positive effect on collaboration although it appears to be associated with a more complex interaction. For children with ASD, EC was also related to a higher number of "negotiation" moves, which may reflect their higher need of coordination during the collaborative activity.
ITS 2009 - The ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, Proceedings
Banff, Canada
ACM
9781605587332
Battocchi, A.; Pianesi, F.; Tomasini, D.; Zancanaro, M.; Esposito, G.; Venuti, P.; Ben Sasson, A.; Gal, E.; Weiss, P. L.
Collaborative puzzle game: A tabletop interactive game for fostering collaboration in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) / Battocchi, A.; Pianesi, F.; Tomasini, D.; Zancanaro, M.; Esposito, G.; Venuti, P.; Ben Sasson, A.; Gal, E.; Weiss, P. L.. - (2009), pp. 197-204. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 4th ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, ITS 2009 tenutosi a Banff, AB, can nel 2009 [10.1145/1731903.1731940].
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