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Zyked - The Exergaming Community

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Tom Söderlund's slides from Games For Health conference, Baltimore, 2008.

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Zyked - The Exergaming Community

  1. 1. Zyked - playful exercising Tom Söderlund Games for Health May 9th, 2008
  2. 2. Movie
  3. 3. Games “ BotFighters” © It’s Alive 2000 “ Da Vinci Code 3D” © Blaze 2006 “ Geo” © Useful Networks 2008
  4. 4. Marathon
  5. 5. Exercising is boring
  6. 6. Games Exercising
  7. 7. Design Principles <ul><li>Fun </li></ul><ul><li>Clear feedback, goals and progression </li></ul><ul><li>Compete with yourself and others </li></ul><ul><li>Sports agnostic </li></ul><ul><li>Technology agnostic </li></ul>
  8. 8. Technology Agnostic
  9. 9. How to use Zyked Runner <ul><li>Website: keep motivation up between exercising sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile: keep motivation up while exercising </li></ul>
  10. 10. Feedback Loop Plan your exercise Exercise Upload results + Get feedback
  11. 11. Frank and Earl
  12. 12. Website: Tracks
  13. 13. Website: Profile
  14. 14. Website: Meet
  15. 15. Website: Highscores
  16. 16. Mobile Companion
  17. 17. User Testing <ul><li>Zyked development started September 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Alpha testing of Zyked Web began in January 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>50 test users </li></ul><ul><li>Test surveys before/after testing Zyked </li></ul>
  18. 18. Results: Usage <ul><li>Competition with yourself </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ I just need 4 more points…” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Competition with others </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Posting highscore lists on Facebook, email </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Limited sharing of tracks </li></ul>
  19. 19. Results: Changes <ul><li>More extensive feedback system </li></ul><ul><li>More extensive Challenges system </li></ul><ul><li>“Tease” others with your results </li></ul><ul><li>Track calories, weight and other health metrics </li></ul>
  20. 20. Next steps <ul><li>Mobile Alpha release in 2 weeks </li></ul><ul><li>Open to public: summer 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Areas to explore: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More sports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Zyked and Physical Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Corporate health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Others? </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Access to Zyked Alpha <ul><li>Try out Zyked Alpha: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.zyked.com/alpha </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use [email_address] as invite code </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Thanks! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(857) 207 6408 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.zyked.com </li></ul></ul>
  22. 23. Movie (with text)

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