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Transforming Solitary Exercises into Social Exergames” (Dr. Taiwoo Park)

We would like to invite all of you to a KSE Seminar by Dr. Taiwoo Park at Dept. of Computer Science, KAIST.
Those interested in this area, please attend the seminar on March 24.

  • Invited Speaker : Dr. Taiwoo Park, KAIST
  • Date and Time : 2:30 p.m., 2014. 3. 24 (Mon)
  • Venue : E2-1, Room 1222 Seminar Room
  • Title : “Transforming Solitary Exercises into Social Exergames”
  • Inquiry : Department Office of KSE (☎042-350-1603)
  • Abstract
    • Sports are entertaining and engaging means to improve people’s athletic abilities and physical condition. However, it is difficult for many people with their busy and erratic urban lifestyles to engage in such social sports frequently as such activities take place at a strict designated time and place. I first introduce the vision of pervasive social exergames, allowing exercisers to freely meet and play exergames, which offers fun and enjoyable in-game interactions online. Also, this gaming initiative disregards to their personal exercising context including capabilities, preferences and situations. To realize this vision, I present three major approaches in (1) designing fun and interactive in-game social interaction based on popular exercises, (2) prototyping and evaluating exercise device-based game controllers, and (3) employing heterogeneous exercises in one game to maximize exercisers’ opportunities to play games together. I report the design considerations and guidelines obtained from the design and development processes of exergames and exergaming devices, and demonstrate the feasibility of such pervasive social exergames via extensive human subject studies.
  • Bio
    • Taiwoo Park is a postdoctoral associate in Computer Science Department of KAIST, Korea. His research interests include designing novelexergames, evaluating in-game user experiences, and developing pervasive applications and supporting platforms.




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