U.F.O.scope! – Families Playing Together at the Public Library
The presence of the physical public libraries has an
important role in society, and its digital resources are
growing rapidly, still, little has been done in trying to make the physical space and artifacts in the library the interface for digital material, and shifting the desktop computer to pervasive computing systems. In the project Families at play in the library, the Alexandra Institute and Interactive Spaces have investigated how an interaction design installation can support families playing together in the context of public libraries, going beyond existing interaction modalities for computer appliances engaging several senses and the whole body when experiencing and exploring information, and at the same time acknowledging the social needs of the children and their families.