Title

Serious Games: An Evaluation Framework and Case Study

Abstract

Serious games show promise as an effective training method, but such games are complex and few guidelines exist for their effective evaluation. We draw on the design science literature to develop a serious game evaluation framework that emphasizes grounding evaluation in each of four key areas - theoretical, technical, empirical, and external. We further recommend that serious game developers assume an iterative, adaptive approach to grounding an evaluation effort in these four areas, emphasizing some areas more than others at different stages of the development cycle. We illustrate our framework using a case study of a large-scale serious game development project. The case study illustrates a holistic approach to serious game evaluation that is valuable to both researchers and practitioners.

Meeting Name

49th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2016 (2016: Jan. 5-8, Grand Hyatt, Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii)

Department(s)

Business and Information Technology

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

9780769556703

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

15301605

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2016 IEEE Computer Society, All rights reserved.

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