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Touch Screens and Apps: A multi-modal approach to games for health literacy...

Touch Screens and Apps: A multi-modal approach to games for health literacy

Joana Ricou

Expanding on the success of earlier projects, we are exploring game design in touch screen interfaces for interactive museum displays and mobile platforms to explore regenerative medicine and basic biology. The goal is to develop scientifically accurate content that is accessible to a variety of learning styles and age groups, bridging the gap between formal and informal education. The idea is to integrate exploration experiences for as many students as possible across a variety of platforms. In this talk Ricou covered latest developments towards multi-layered set of experiences centered around health and health-related science. Various levels of evaluation and assessment, which have help to guide this evolution, were discussed.

The Regenerative Medicine Partnership in Education is an interdisciplinary project led by Dr. John Pollock of Duquesne University. The project continues to produce innovative planetarium shows using high-tech scientific visualization that bring the audience into the human body to reveal fundamental principals of science that enhance science literacy and in turn, health literacy. The effort is made possible by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the National Center for Research Resources, part of the National Institutes of Health. The three-game suite “Dr. Allevable’s Unbelievable Laboratory” explores the world of tissue engineering from the perspective of scientists who collect stem cells, guide cells to damaged tissues and ways to provided needed blood supply.

We also work through a small company called Green-Eye Visualization to package and customize these games for particular audiences. We discuss “Powers of Minus Ten,” a mobile app that zooms into the human hand to explore skin tissue down to the molecular level. This game was funded by the National Science Foundation and produced by Laura Lynn Gonzalez.

www.sepa.duq.edu/games
www.powersofminusten.com

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SEPA and Green-Eye Visualization: Mobile Games and Multimodal Learning SEPA and Green-Eye Visualization: Mobile Games and Multimodal Learning Presentation Transcript

  • From Planetariums, to Kiosks, to the WebA multi-modal approach to games for health Joana Ricou Creative Director John A. Pollock, Ph.D. Associate Professor • Duquesne University Executive Producer/Director Partnership in EducationPrincipal Funding: Science Education Partnership Award from the National Center for Research Resources A component of the National Institutes of Health
  • Transmedia and Health• Iterative development that includes experts, K-12, and general audiences• Transmedia Joana Ricou – jiricou@gmail.com – www.sepa.duq.edu
  • Dr. Allevable’s Unbelievable Lab (2004) Bone and Heart Modules Joana Ricou – jiricou@gmail.com – www.sepa.duq.edu
  • Transmedia Approach• Fulldome shows• DVD movies• Hands-on/outdoor activities• Web sites• Board games• Storytelling, …www.sepa.duq.edu Joana Ricou – jiricou@gmail.com – www.sepa.duq.edu
  • Creating a game for an exhibit Exhibit had three segments: •The Natural World • The Science of Tissue Engineering • Clinical Applications, Ethics, Is sues and Answers Interactives focused on elementary level, and mechanical rather than electronic.Joana Ricou – jiricou@gmail.com – www.sepa.duq.edu
  • Steps of Tissue Engineering The processes of regenerative medicine naturally lend themselves to become games. Joana Ricou – jiricou@gmail.com – www.sepa.duq.edu
  • In this game, students harvest adult stem cells from the bonemarrow and discover growth factors. Joana Ricou – jiricou@gmail.com – www.sepa.duq.edu
  • Joana Ricou – jiricou@gmail.com – www.sepa.duq.edu
  • In this game, students help a stem cell navigate the body to findan injury site in the heart. Joana Ricou – jiricou@gmail.com – www.sepa.duq.edu
  • Joana Ricou – jiricou@gmail.com – www.sepa.duq.edu
  • Playing “Grow With the Flow”In this game, students build blood vessels to reach stem cells ina scaffold. Joana Ricou – jiricou@gmail.com – www.sepa.duq.edu
  • Joana Ricou – jiricou@gmail.com – www.sepa.duq.edu
  • Main Screen Joana Ricou – jiricou@gmail.com – www.sepa.duq.edu
  • Joana Ricou – jiricou@gmail.com – www.sepa.duq.edu
  • Some of the FindingsAudience testing:1) Formative surveys of museum patrons.2) Paper game testing 7th grade3) Video interactive testing 5th grade4) Museum observation on touch screen5) Video interactive 7th grade Joana Ricou – jiricou@gmail.com – www.sepa.duq.edu
  • 4) “Scaffolds are used in the process ofrepairing injured body parts” – true orfalse? Joana Ricou – jiricou@gmail.com – www.sepa.duq.edu
  • 4) “Scaffolds are used in the process of repairinginjured body parts” – true or false? Joana Ricou – jiricou@gmail.com – www.sepa.duq.edu
  • At the Museum.• travelling exhibit• Available for the PC• Use in the classroom• An iPad / iPhoneversion is coming soon. Joana Ricou – jiricou@gmail.com – www.sepa.duq.edu
  • Laura Lynn Gonzalez, PI Joana RicouJoana Ricou – jiricou@gmail.com – www.sepa.duq.edu
  • Zoom into the human handdown to the molecular level! See video atwww.powersofminusten.com Joana Ricou – jiricou@gmail.com – www.sepa.duq.edu
  • See video at www.powersofminusten.comA Lab section includes as inventory of all structures and a set of challenges. Joana Ricou – jiricou@gmail.com – www.sepa.duq.edu
  • Thanks!Find us here: Playing now:www.sepa.duq.edu/games Snoodwww.powersofminusten.com Tetris World of Goo (iPad)Contact us: Fruit NinjaJoana Ricoujiricou@gmail.com Joana Ricou – jiricou@gmail.com – www.sepa.duq.edu