Cristin-resultat-ID: 1606592
Sist endret: 2. januar 2019 14:56
NVI-rapporteringsår: 2018
Resultat
Vitenskapelig artikkel
2018

Making computer games that can teach children with Type 1 diabetes in rural areas how to manage their condition

Bidragsytere:
  • Svein Gunnar Johansen
  • Eirik Årsand og
  • Gunnar Hartvigsen

Tidsskrift

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN 1650-3686
e-ISSN 1650-3740
NVI-nivå 1

Om resultatet

Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2018
Hefte: 151
Sider: 7 - 10

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Tittel

Making computer games that can teach children with Type 1 diabetes in rural areas how to manage their condition

Sammendrag

Computer games can teach children a number of skills. But in order to cultivate enough engagement so that players will want to learn, the games must be sufficiently entertaining. Making good computer games is not trivial, and also not something strictly sticking to a method or script can accomplish. In the CADMOS project, we have tried to tap into kids’ general interest and fascination with computer games, to teach children aged 8-12 with Type 1 diabetes how to deal with their condition in an optimal way. This will be achieved by the use of serious games that are easy to understand, yet fun to play, where they can experiment with variable treatments of their own illness in a safe space on virtual avatars instead of themselves. We also want to achieve synergistic integration with other diabetes-related treatment and self-management tools, which are already being used by children in the target group. Furthermore, it is a goal that the children’s friends and family members should also be able to participate in the game and thereby gain a better understanding of what it means to live with diabetes. In this paper we show how we can get closer to this goal by designing the game iteratively together with members of our user group.

Bidragsytere

Svein Gunnar Johansen

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for informatikk ved UiT Norges arktiske universitet
  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Nasjonalt senter for e-helseforskning ved Universitetssykehuset Nord-Norge HF

Eirik Årsand

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Nasjonalt senter for e-helseforskning ved Universitetssykehuset Nord-Norge HF
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Gunnar Hartvigsen

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Nasjonalt senter for e-helseforskning ved Universitetssykehuset Nord-Norge HF
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