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  • SERIOUS GAMES ANDVIRTUAL WORLS
    João Fernandes
  • video-games miths
    VIDEO-GAMES MYTHS
    VIRTUAL WORLDS AND SERIOUS GAMES
  • video-games miths
    CHILDREN ARE THE PRIMARY MARKET FOR VIDEO GAMES
    VIRTUAL WORLDS AND SERIOUS GAMES
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  • age distribution
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  • age distribution
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    37
    YEARS
    OLD
    the age of the average player
  • ALMOST NO GIRLS PLAY COMPUTER GAMES
  • gender distribution
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  • VIDEO GAME PLAY IS SOCIALLY ISOLATING
  • video-games social component
    Almost 60 percent of frequent gamers play with friends.
    33percent play with siblings and 25 percent play with spouses or parents.
    A growing number of games are designed for multiple players
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  • VIDEO GAMES MARKET AND INDUSTRY
  • time playing
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    18
    HOURS
    Average time spent PER WEEK by gamers playing video-games
  • best selling
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    The mario franshining is the most sucessful video game series, selling over 225 million games
  • video-games market
    Video games are now a $20 billion industry in the U.S. and the Entertainment Software Association has over 30 member companies, including Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony and Electronic Arts.
    The entertainment software industry is currently one of the best performing sectors of the American economy
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  • video-games conclusion
    Video games are not for children.
    People spend a lot of their time playing.
    People socialize using games.
    Video-games are expanding market.
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  • serious-games in 1970
    “We are concerned with serious games in the sense that these game have an explicit and carefully thought-out educational purpose and are not intended to be played primarily for amusement”
    In Abt, C. (1970). Serious Games. New York: The Viking Press.
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  • serious-games in 2005
    “a mental contest, played with a computer in accordance with specific rules that uses entertainment to further government or corporate training, education health, public policy and strategic communication objectives”
    In Zyda, M. (2005). “From visual simulation to virtual reality to games”. IEEE Computer.
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  • serious-games concept
    A serious game is a game designed for a primary purpose other than pure entertainment.
    The "serious" adjective is generally prepended to refer to products used by industries like defense, education, scientific exploration, health care, emergency management, city planning, engineering, religion and politics.
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  • SERIOUS-GAMES HISTORY
  • ancient games
    Fortunetelling with sheep’s bones come from India do Africa around 40.000BC
    The earlist know dice were from Iran around 3.000BC
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  • ancient games
    Game have always had a serious purpose:
    Fortune Telling
    Battle planning
    Gambling
    Game mechanisms began to emerge 5000 years ago
    “Serious” is from the perspective of the society
    Fortune telling in 3000BC are equivalent to the use of mathematics and science in 2000AC
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  • military games
    Naval War College opened in 1884
    Developed operational war fighting concepts through research and wargaming.
    Wargaming introduced in 1886 by William McCarty-Little
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  • mititary games
    6/16/2011
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  • first computer wargame 1948
    “Air Defense Simulation”
    Hosted on the Univac Computer
    North American air defence
    Naval anti-aircraft guided missiles
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  • WHY THEY USE IT?
  • SPACE EXPLORATION
  • ENERGY SECTOR
  • FLIGHT TRAINING
  • HEALTH SECTOR
  • POLITICS
  • YET THEY ARE NOT THE SOLUTION FOR EVERYTHING!
  • VIDEO GAMES FOR TRAINING
  • serious-games in the classroom
    New technologies (from television to computers) are always suspect when applied to training and education.
    What seems obvious to a later generation was not obvious or accepted when the technology first became available.
    What is the cause?
    Cultural Fixation
    Emotional Resistance
    Technical Limitations
    Lack of vision
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  • GAMES IN BUSINESS?
  • ERRORS DON’T KILL PEOPLE BUT THEY COST MONEY
  • ERRORS AFFECT THE COMPANY'S CREDIBILITY
  • serious-games in business
    A way to simulate different situation in a controlled environment.
    Completion of the training and evaluation of human resources.
    Adaptation of contents to employees to maximize the outcome.
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  • serious-games in business
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  • serious-games in business
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  • VIRTUAL WORLDS
  • context
    Over the last decade there have been three primary learning modalities used for employee development:
    Live instructor led, synchronous settings like a classroom or conference room
    Electronic, synchronous learning through audio or web conference systems
    Electronic, asynchronous, self-paced learning also called e-learning.
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  • Most corporations have heavily invested in both
    web conferencing and e-learning systems
  • virtual worlds advantages 
    Practice Until Perfect
    Add Gaming or Problem Solving
    Blend Learning with Social Contexts
    Let’s Have Fun
    The Millennials Want This Technology
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  • COSTS
  • virtual worlds costs 
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  • virtual worlds cost 
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  • virtual worlds cost 
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  • ACTIVE WORLDS - EDUCATIONAL UNIVERSE
  • active worlds
    Activeworlds offers a comprehensive platform for efficiently delivering real-time interactive 3D content over the web.
    Activeworlds' 3D content is dynamic, visually compelling and most importantly provides users a richer, more exciting online experience.
    http://www.activeworlds.com/
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  • SCILANDS
  • scilands
    The SciLands is a specialised region of Second Life for Science and Technology based organizations
    There are over 20 science and technology related organizations in the SciLands, including government agencies, universities and museums. 
    http://www.scilands.org/
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  • PROTOSHERE
  • protoshere
    ProtoSphereis the market-leading virtual collaboration environment for the high-performance workplace, and the #1 virtual environment for collaborative Product Lifecycle Management in life sciences.
    ProtoSphere’s innovative environment has the unique ability to tie together multiple forms of unified communications/collaboration and 3D visualization technologies to foster fast and timely collaborative decision making in the enterprise.
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  • VIRTUAL OFFICE PROJECT
  • virtual office - context
    Project developed in the context of 3D Simulation and Game Programming course in IST
    Virtual Office is a prototype virtual world develop for the Portuguese IT companies.
    The project requirements were done in partnership with several companies.
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  • virtual office
    1 month of development
    2 to 3 persons per group
    Balance between 3D development and functionalities
    Integration with external API like: Gmail, Microsoft…
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  • STUDENTS PRESENTATION