Publication: Designing a Gameful System to Support the Collection, Curation, Exploration, and Sharing of Sports Memorabilia

Collectors often attach memories and stories to the objects they collect. These stories can be lost over time, and particularly when the collections are digitized. In this paper, we present semi-structured interviews with collectors of hockey memorabilia to inform a set of design guidelines for creating games and playful interfaces that support collectors. Our interviews highlighted the importance of narrative, organization, and authenticity to collection, and identified the need to support emergent behaviour. Our work provides an example of gameful design principles that could motivate collectors to digitize and share their collections.

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Diane Watson
University of Waterloo
Deltcho Valtchanov
Mark Hancock Regan Mandryk
University of Saskatchewan

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Watson, D., Valtchanov, D., Hancock, M., Mandryk, R.L. 2014. Designing a Gameful System to Support the Collection, Curation, Exploration, and Sharing of Sports Memorabilia. In CHIPlay'14, 451-452. DOI=10.1145/2658537.2661322.

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@inproceedings {354-LeafsCHIPlay-WIP-1.15.CAMERAREADY-DW,
author= {Diane Watson and Deltcho Valtchanov and Mark Hancock and Regan Mandryk},
title= {Designing a Gameful System to Support the Collection, Curation, Exploration, and Sharing of Sports Memorabilia},
booktitle= {CHIPlay'14},
year= {2014},
pages= {451-452}
}