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If you Build it would they Play It? Challenges and Solutions in Adopting Games for Children

Molnar, A; Kostkova, P; (2013) If you Build it would they Play It? Challenges and Solutions in Adopting Games for Children. In: CHI '13: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM: Paris, France. Green open access

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Abstract

This article discusses the challenges encountered with the adoption of games for children created as part of the ebug/edugames4all project. One of the aims of this project is/was to design health games for 9 to 15 year old children. This paper presents one of the challenges we encountered with games adoption: how to teach children that were not familiar with the Interactive Digital Storytelling (IDS) game mechanics how to play the games. We solved this issue by using a training mission teaching children the basic concepts, navigation, and methods for “investigation” required to understand before playing the game. This paper presents the evaluation of the training missions and the lessons drawn.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: If you Build it would they Play It? Challenges and Solutions in Adopting Games for Children
Event: CHI 2013 Workshop on "Let's talk about Failures: Why was the Game for Children not a Success?",
Location: Paris France
Dates: April 2013 - April 2013
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://chi2013.acm.org/
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Serious games; games for health; games for children; interactive digital storytelling
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Inst for Risk and Disaster Reduction
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10084450
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