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Tangible Educational Game for Pre-school Children

  • Author / Creator
    Wang, Yuchen
  • Over the last decade, interest and excitement surrounding interactive surfaces and multi-touch tabletops has increased substantially. Although interactive surfaces have many unique and compelling qualities, the interactions they support are by their very nature bound to the display surface. This thesis presents a system that not only enables users to interact on the tabletop surface, but also make use of the space above it and provide useful feedback. An educational game for pre-school children was developed using this system and is presented in this thesis. It aims to benefit children, not only for fun, but also from an educational aspect and helps children with their motor skills and cognitive development. Experiments were conducted to examine the benefits and potential issues of this tangible tabletop educational game.

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  • Graduation date
    2014-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3JD4PW5T
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Computing Science
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Walter, Bischof (Computing Science)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Pierre, Boulanger (Computing Science)
    • Irene, Cheng (Computing Science)