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Designing Mobile Games That Actually Get Kids Mobile

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Mobile games for kids tend to be screen-centric, sedentary activities. But what if mobile games actually got kids moving around in a way that was fun, engaging AND healthy?
This lecture walks through the design process for BIBA: an iOS game platform developed in partnership with one of the largest playground manufacturers in the world. BIBA seeks to re-orient current behaviors around screen-based technologies: encouraging kids to be more active through the phone rather than fostering a fixation on the device itself.
BIBA will be demonstrated followed by a discussion of design principles for kid's games derived from our focus group and play-test sessions.

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