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Talk about sex: Designing games to acilitate healthy discussions around sex

Wood, Matthew; Wood, Gavin; Balaam, Madeline

Authors

Matthew Wood

Gavin Wood

Madeline Balaam



Abstract

We report on the design of Talk About Sex, a multiplayer mobile phone game designed for young people to facilitate and enable discussions around the subjects of sex, intimacy and relationships. We discuss how we used 'sex as a framing for design', combining concepts of consent, subtlety, intimacy and trust to develop a sensitive yet dynamic game design.

Citation

Wood, M., Wood, G., & Balaam, M. (2015). Talk about sex: Designing games to acilitate healthy discussions around sex. In CHI PLAY '15: Proceedings of the 2015 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play. , (795-798). https://doi.org/10.1145/2793107.2810270

Conference Name Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play
Start Date Oct 5, 2015
End Date Oct 7, 2015
Acceptance Date Oct 5, 2015
Online Publication Date Oct 1, 2015
Publication Date Oct 31, 2015
Deposit Date Mar 12, 2020
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages 795-798
Book Title CHI PLAY '15: Proceedings of the 2015 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play
ISBN 9781450334662
DOI https://doi.org/10.1145/2793107.2810270
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/5667420