Fostering Psychosocial Development and Well-being for Teenagers with Cancer through Playful Experiences

Patrizia D'Olivo, Marco Rozendaal, Elisa Giaccardi

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In this workshop paper we propose a preliminary design framework on how to enhance the development and wellbeing of teenagers with cancer through playful experiences. We aim to make a contribution on how to foster psychological and social development through play and how ambiguity and connectedness can be applied as a design strategy. The paper concludes with a discussion on how ambiguity and connectedness can generate playful experiences in a design and which research questions we need to tackle to develop the framework further.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorkshop
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Developmental Oriented Care
  • Childhood cancer
  • Interaction Design
  • Technology
  • Social media

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