Puchi planet: A tangible interface design for hospitalized children

Shinsuke Akabane, Saori Nakayama, Jae Won Choi, Emily Chang, Madoka Terasaki, Hala Eldemellawy, Johnson Leu, Susumu Furukawa, Hiromi Iwadate, Masa Inakage

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This paper describes the concept, design and prototype of a tangible user interface (TUI) based toy set for the purpose to bring fun into the lives of hospitalized children. The objective is to encourage children to interact with others and satisfy their curiosity of the outside world. This prototype takes the form of a play set that provides the experience of taking a jet tour and seeing different scenes around the world.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI EA 2011 - 29th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference Proceedings and Extended Abstracts
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781450302289
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings


  • Child-computer interaction
  • Collaborative interaction
  • Contents
  • Game
  • Hospital
  • Shared environment
  • Tangible user interface
  • Toy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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