SIDES: A cooperative tabletop computer game for social skills development

Anne Marie Piper*, Eileen O'Brien, Meredith Ringel Morris, Terry Winograd

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Abstract

This paper presents a design case study of SIDES: Shared Interfaces to Develop Effective Social Skills. SIDES is a tool designed to help adolescents with Asperger's Syndrome practice effective group work skills using a four-player cooperative computer game that runs on tabletop technology. We present the design process and evaluation of SIDES conducted over six months with a middle school social group therapy class. Our findings indicate that cooperative tabletop computer games are a motivating and supportive tool for facilitating effective group work among our target population and reveal several design lessons to inform the development of similar systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th Anniversary ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW 2006
Pages1-10
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Event20th Anniversary ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW 2006 - Banff, AB, Canada
Duration: Nov 4 2006Nov 8 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW

Other

Other20th Anniversary ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW 2006
CountryCanada
CityBanff, AB
Period11/4/0611/8/06

Keywords

  • Asperger's syndrome
  • CSCW
  • Computer games
  • Social skills development
  • Tabletop groupware

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Piper, A. M., O'Brien, E., Morris, M. R., & Winograd, T. (2006). SIDES: A cooperative tabletop computer game for social skills development. In Proceedings of the 20th Anniversary ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW 2006 (pp. 1-10). (Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW). https://doi.org/10.1145/1180875.1180877