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When will Immersive Virtual Reality have its day? Challenges to IVR adoption in the home as exposed in studies with teenagers, parents and experts (2021)
Journal Article
Hall, L., Paracha, S., Mitsche, N., Flint, T., Stewart, F., MacFarlane, K., & Hagan-Green, G. (2022). When will Immersive Virtual Reality have its day? Challenges to IVR adoption in the home as exposed in studies with teenagers, parents and experts. Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, 28, 169-201. https://doi.org/10.1162/pres_a_00347

In response to the pandemic, many countries have had multiple lockdowns punctuated by partial freedoms limiting physically being together. In 2020-21, during the COVID-19 pandemic parents were stressed and exhausted by the challenges of work, home sc... Read More about When will Immersive Virtual Reality have its day? Challenges to IVR adoption in the home as exposed in studies with teenagers, parents and experts.

Still looking for new ways to play and learn… Expert perspectives and expectations for interactive toys (2021)
Journal Article
Hall, L., Paracha, S., Flint, T., MacFarlane, K., Stewart, F., Hagan-Green, G., & Watson, D. (2022). Still looking for new ways to play and learn… Expert perspectives and expectations for interactive toys. International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction, 31, Article 100361. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcci.2021.100361

The use of interactive, smart and connected toys is expected to increase rapidly with many claiming not only new ways to play, but also to have educational benefits. However, there is a lack of evidence to support such claims and the purpose of the c... Read More about Still looking for new ways to play and learn… Expert perspectives and expectations for interactive toys.

Virtualizing the real: a virtual reality contemporary sculpture park for children (2018)
Journal Article
Flint, T., Hall, L., Stewart, F., & Hagan, D. (2018). Virtualizing the real: a virtual reality contemporary sculpture park for children. Digital Creativity, 29(2/3), 191-207. https://doi.org/10.1080/14626268.2018.1511601

This paper discusses a virtual reality experience for a contemporary sculpture park, Jupiter Artland, developed in Minecraft targeting 9-11-year-old children. Issues of fidelity, realism and authenticity are considered, examining the use of Minecraft... Read More about Virtualizing the real: a virtual reality contemporary sculpture park for children.

Mixing and re-purposing realities. (2018)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Flint, T., Hall, L., & Stewart, F. (2018). Mixing and re-purposing realities. . https://doi.org/10.14236/ewic/HCI2018.39

This paper discusses a mixed reality that intertwines two parallel spaces, a real and a virtual contemporary sculpture park. With the goal to create a game that motivated children to explore the park and engage with the artworks, we engaged with chil... Read More about Mixing and re-purposing realities..

Winky Dink and you: determining patterns of narrative for interactive television. (2004)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Smith, I., Stewart, F., & Turner, P. (2004). Winky Dink and you: determining patterns of narrative for interactive television. In Second European Conference on Interactive Television

We report on the identification, creation and use of narrative patterns to create an interactive cartoon. We have undertaken an analysis of an American 1950-60’s interactive television cartoon - Winky Dink and You, which gave the illusion of interact... Read More about Winky Dink and you: determining patterns of narrative for interactive television..