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Organizational probes : exploring playful interactions in work environment

By Dhaval Vyas, Anton Eliëns, Marek R. van de Watering and Gerrit C. van der Veer

Abstract

Playfulness, with non-intrusive elements, can be considered a useful resource for enhancing social awareness and community building within work organizations. Taking inspirations from the cultural probes approach, we developed organizational probes as a set of investigation tools that could provide useful information about employees’ everyday playful experiences within their work organizations. In an academic work environment, we applied our organizational probes over a period of three weeks. Based on the collected data we developed two design concepts for playful technologies in work environments

Topics: Organizational Probes, HCI, Design, Cultural Probes, Playfulness
Publisher: ACM
Year: 2008
DOI identifier: 10.1145/1473018.1473062
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.qut.edu.au:69508

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