Generating meaning through interaction in a refreshing interactive water installation for children

  • Authors
  • Parés, N.; Carreras, A.; Durany, J.
  • UPF authors
  • PARES BURGUES, NARCIS;
  • Authors of the book
  • AA.VV.
  • Book title
  • Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC2005. ACM SIGCHI
  • Publication year
  • 2005
  • Pages
  • 1-2
  • Abstract
  • . In such applications, interaction is basically experiential [4]. We present a large scale entertaining interactive installation for children. Here, interactivity and a game are designed in a natural and non invasive manner, to exploit some advantages of interactivity and its properties as a medium, to communicate meaning and concepts by experiencing them, rather than as a mere access to information. Water Games was an open air interactive installation specially conceived for the Universal Forum of Cultures Barcelona 2004. The installation was designed to transmit some ideas related to the three main axes of the Forum of Cultures: respect towards cultural and ethnical diversity, conditions for peace and sustainability.
  • Complete citation
  • Parés, N.; Carreras, A.; Durany, J.. Generating meaning through interaction in a refreshing interactive water installation for children. In: AA.VV.. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC2005. ACM SIGCHI. 1 ed. Boulder, CO: 2005. p. 1-2.