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Supporting engagement in research through a game design competition

Iacovides, Ioanna, Cox, Anna, Furniss, Dominic, Stawarz, Katarzyna ORCID:, Jennett, Charlene and Adams, Anne 2019. Supporting engagement in research through a game design competition. Research for All 3 (1) , pp. 25-41. 10.18546/RFA.03.1.04

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Digital games are an engaging medium that have previously been used for communicating research to a variety of audiences. However, there is an opportunity for engaging people more deeply by involving them in creating games. This article reports on a game design competition, based on participatory design principles and game jam practices, which challenged university students to design games within the context of a research project. Based on their interpretations of research on human error in health care, teams created four games to be disseminated online to a wider public audience. We outline the competition format and reflect on the extent to which it was successful.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Publisher: UCL IOE Press
ISSN: 2399-8121
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2020
Date of Acceptance: 12 September 2018
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2023 17:01

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