25 April 2006
11:30 - 13:00
Games and Performances
Paper Alone Together? Exploring the Social Dynamics of Massively Multiplayer Online Games [Best of CHI Nominee]
Reports on longitudinal analysis of play and grouping patterns in one of the largest massively multiplayer online games. Offers guidelines for the design of future games and online social spaces.
Paper Interweaving Mobile Games With Everyday Life [Best of CHI Nominee]
The first detailed study of a mobile multiplayer game, showing how people fit it into their everyday lives and took advantage of the game's exposure of ubicomp infrastructure.
Paper Designing for the Opportunities and Risks of Staging Digital Experiences in Public Settings
Studying a touring mixed-reality performance reveals how designers exploit opportunities and manage risks associated with blurring the boundaries of public interaction, inspiring proposals for extending design frameworks for spectator interfaces.
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