Physical or on the cloud: Play with IoTgo and design smart things

Rosella Gennari, Alessandra Melonio, Mehdi Rizvi, Maristella Matera

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Smart things, such as smart watches, are popular. Designing them requires technical skills and critical reflections in design, e.g., concerning safety risks due to their physical nature or data they exchange. Engaging end-users in design and reflections is thus complicated and yet beneficial, e.g., to make them aware of such risks. Play can help engage different end users, and especially teens. This paper reports on the latest evolution of the IoTgo playful toolkit for engaging different end users, and especially teens, in design and critical reflections. It presents a case-study across a pandemic with IoTgo used by teens and adults.

Original languageEnglish
JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 19 Aug 2021
EventJoint 4th Workshop on Games-Human Interaction and 1st Workshop on Multi-Party Interaction in eXtended Reality, GHItaly and MIXR 2021 - Bolzano, Italy
Duration: 12 Jul 2021 → …


  • Action research
  • Cloud computing
  • IoT
  • Physical computing
  • Smart thing
  • Teen

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)


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