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Title: An Experiential Approach to the Design and Evaluation of a Gamified Research Tool for Law in Children's Lives
Authors: Law, Effie Lai-Chong
Watkins, Dawn E.
Barwick, Joanna P. L.
Kirk, Elee S.
First Published: 21-Jun-2016
Presented at: 15th International ACM Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC), Univ Cent Lancashire, Child Comp Interact, Media City, ENGLAND
Start Date: 21-Jun-2016
End Date: 24-Jun-2016
Publisher: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Citation: IDC '16 Proceedings of the The 15th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, 2016, pp. 322-333
Abstract: The aim of the project Law in Children's Lives is to gamify the research activity of collecting data with a digital game to assess children's awareness of law in their everyday lives. Our main research goal is to address the theoretical and practical concerns in gamification through a user(child)-centred experiential approach. We grounded the design and evaluation of the game in the established User Experience (UX) theoretical frameworks -- Hassenzahl's hedonic-pragmatic model and McCarthy & Wright's four threads of experience. The game prototype consists of four microworlds with each comprising a set of scenarios where children are asked to select an action option and record their reasons by talking to the non-player character. The game was evaluated with 634 children aged 7-11 years. The levels of perceived fun, interestingness and ease of playing were generally high. The game could stimulate the children to think about the given scenarios and beyond them.
DOI Link: 10.1145/2930674.2930722
ISBN: 978-1-4503-4313-8
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Conference Paper
Rights: Copyright © 2016, ACM. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy.
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