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Goofy Mus, grumpy Mur and dirty Muf: Talking playful seats with personalities

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACE 2014 - 11th Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology Conference, Workshops Proceedings
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Electronic)9781450333146
Publication statusPublished - 11 Nov 2014
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event11th Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology Conference, ACE 2014 Workshops - Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Duration: 11 Nov 201414 Nov 2014


Conference11th Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology Conference, ACE 2014 Workshops
CityFunchal, Madeira


The article discusses the concept of MurMur Moderators, talking playful seats designed to facilitate playful atmosphere and creativity at office environments. The concept of MurMur Moderators consists of five different personalities, grumpy Mur, goofy Mus, mellow Muh, sensitive Mut and shy Mum. The article describes the experiences and reactions to two personalities, Mus and Mur. Further, a sixth personality, Muf, consisting of rejected, provocative features is detailed. Consequently, the paper discusses play preferences, affordances and thresholds in connection to adult play. These will be the focus of future research by the authors.


  • Adult play, Interactive furniture, Narrative, Personas, Playful office