Fernaeus, Ylva and Håkansson, Maria and Jacobsson, Mattias and Ljungblad, Sara (2010) How do you Play with a Robotic Toy Animal? A long-term study of Pleo. In: Interaction Design and Children 2010, 9-12 June 2010, Barcelona, Spain.
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Pleo is one of the more advanced interactive toys currently available for the home market, taking the form of a robotic dinosaur. We present an exploratory study of how it was interacted with and reflected upon in the homes of six families during 2 to 10 months. Our analysis emphasizes a discrepancy between the participants’ initial desires to borrow a Pleo and what they reported later on about their actual experiences. Further, the data suggests an apparent tension between participants expecting the robot to work as a ‘toy’ while making consistent comparisons with real pet animals. We end by discussing a series of implications for design of this category of toys, in order to better maintain interest and engagement over time.
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|Deposited By:||Mattias Jacobsson|
|Deposited On:||07 Dec 2010 14:03|
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