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Camp Eatapita - Games for Health Conference

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Presentation given by Steve Geist at the 2011 Games for Health Conference in Boston, MA.

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Camp Eatapita - Games for Health Conference

  1. 1. www.gamesforhealth.org
  2. 2. www.gamesforhealth.org
  3. 3. www.gamesforhealth.org
  4. 4. WHAT I’M PLAYING... www.gamesforhealth.org
  5. 5. www.gamesforhealth.org
  6. 6. Help attack childhoodobesity in America.
  7. 7. Team
  8. 8. TeamAndy Vicky Wonhyuk Charlie Steve Jesse Schell Jessica Trybus
  9. 9. TeamAndy Vicky Wonhyuk Charlie Steve
  10. 10. Project Origins
  11. 11. Project Origins
  12. 12. Project Origins
  13. 13. Overview
  14. 14. Overview Goals
  15. 15. Overview Process
  16. 16. Overview Playtesting
  17. 17. Overview Demo
  18. 18. Overview Wrap Up
  19. 19. Problem
  20. 20. Goals• Help attack childhood obesity in America.• Create a prototype of an educational game focusing on nutrition.• What we want kids to understand: • Existence of food groups. • Daily balance of food groups. • Relationship of food and body and exercise (Calories).
  21. 21. Metrics for Success• Kids enjoy our game.• Kids understand what we are trying to teach them.• Create an effective prototype that the could be pursued further.
  22. 22. Research
  23. 23. Video removed due to size constraintsMorgan SpurlockSuper Size Me (2004)
  24. 24. Expert Advice• Kristin Hughes - CMU Professor/Fitwits creator• Paula Martin - CMU Nutritionist• KyungOk Lee - Education Expert• Jackie Haven - USDA - Apps for Healthy Kids
  25. 25. Process• Broad Problem: • Help overweight kids in America.
  26. 26. Process• Broad Problem: • Help overweight kids in America.101 Seed Ideas
  27. 27. Process• Broad Problem: • Help overweight kids in America.101 Seed Ideas 17 Game Concepts
  28. 28. Process ?Which idea to pick
  29. 29. Process• Innovation vs. Distribution Innovative Platform Broad Platform
  30. 30. Process• Innovation vs. Distribution Broad Platform
  31. 31. Process• Game about making meaningful choices at meal time.• Summer camp metaphor.
  32. 32. Process• Game about making meaningful choices at meal time.• Summer camp metaphor.
  33. 33. IterationsSummer camp experience over five days.
  34. 34. Iterations
  35. 35. Iterations
  36. 36. Iterations
  37. 37. Iterations
  38. 38. Playtests10/9 11/1311 Kids 18 KidsAges 8-14 Ages 6-1110/3012 Kids 11/19Ages 3-11 8 Kids Ages 7-1111/513 KidsAges 6-10 12/9 22 Kids11/8 Ages 8-910 KidsGirls of CS
  39. 39. DemographicsNumber of Kids by Age 94 Kids Tested 6 & Under 28 7 21 8 9 10 7 119 12 & Older 7 8 14
  40. 40. Demographics Ethnicity Gender 32% 48% 52% 58%4% 7% African American Male Caucasian Female Asian American Other
  41. 41. Video removed due to size constraints11/5/2010
  42. 42. Video removed due to size constraints11/19/2010
  43. 43. Demographics Balance Diet100%80%60%40%20% 0% 10/9 10/30 11/5 11/13 11/19 12/9 Yes No
  44. 44. Demographics Compare Options100%80%60%40%20% 0% 10/9 10/30 11/5 11/13 11/19 12/9 Yes No
  45. 45. Demographics “Would you play it again?”100%80%60%40%20% 0% 10/9 10/30 11/5 11/13 11/19 12/9 Yes Maybe No
  46. 46. Playtest Results...• ...helped us figure out the user interface.• ...showed us the importance of mini- games.• ...showed us the importance of visuals, voice over, and tutorials.• ...showed us that kids enjoyed and understood what we are building.
  47. 47. Demo
  48. 48. Video removed due to size constraints
  49. 49. Back End
  50. 50. Challenges• This is a very American problem, and we only had one US citizen on the team.• This is also a generational problem.• This looks like a simple project but it is hard to get across.• Complexity vs. Flexability
  51. 51. 5 Things We Did Right• Took advantage of team members skills.• Brainstorming process.• Iterative design based off of playtesting.• UI overhaul late in the process.• Made improvements on the current generation of nutrition games.
  52. 52. Next Steps• Looking to partner with experts to add content.• Looking for funding and other ways this could be developed further.
  53. 53. http://www.etc.cmu.edu/projects/healthy-kids/
  54. 54. http://www.etc.cmu.edu/projects/healthy-kids/ www.gamesforhealth.org

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