ZooMor: Three Stages of Play for a Sleeping Creature

  • Daniël van Paesschen
  • Mark de Graaf
  • Tilde Bekker
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8253)


This paper presents a design case of an interactive zoomorphic play object for open-ended pretend play, based on De Valk’s three stages of play framework. It was designed to invoke pretend play around a sleeping object. Design iterations were tested in a public play environment.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniël van Paesschen
    • 1
  • Mark de Graaf
    • 1
  • Tilde Bekker
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Industrial DesignEindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands

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