Let's Make this Fun! Activities to Motivate Children and Teens to Complete Qestionnaires

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Abstract

Research in human-robot interaction and HCI frequently uses questionnaires, but these are boring, and participants, particularly children and teenagers, lack motivation to complete them. To improve participants' enjoyment, engagement, and motivation during this process, we propose adding a fun activity afterwards, where a completed questionnaire is needed for participation. We trialed several ideas during a slow game jam with 11-16-year-olds and a participatory design workshop for zoomorphic robots with 8-11-year-olds. Initial observations suggest these ideas were engaging for participants, helped with quick questionnaire completion, and helped build rapport between the researchers and participants. Therefore, we present guidelines for researchers wanting to use a fun activity or a series of fun activities like this. Further investigation is needed to establish if this approach has an impact on response quality.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHRI '24: Companion of the 2024 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages1008-1012
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9798400703232
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Mar 2024
Event19th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction 2024 - Boulder, United States
Duration: 11 Mar 202415 Mar 2024

Conference

Conference19th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction 2024
Abbreviated titleHRI 2024
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoulder
Period11/03/2415/03/24

Keywords

  • Gamification
  • Questionnaires
  • Research Methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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