Ludic Educational Game Creation Tool: Teaching Schoolers Road Safety

Nikolaos Vidakis, Efthimios Syntychakis, Konstantinos Kalafatis, Eirini Christinaki, George Triantafyllidis

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Abstract

This paper presents initial findings and ongoing work of the game creation tool, a core component of the IOLAOS(IOLAOS in ancient Greece was a divine hero famed for helping with some of Heracles’s labors.) platform, a general open authorable framework for educational and training games. The game creation tool features a web editor, where the game narrative can be manipulated, according to specific needs. Moreover, this tool is applied for creating an educational game according to a reference scenario namely teaching schoolers road safety. A ludic approach is used both in game creation and play. Helping children staying safe and preventing serious injury on the roads is crucial. In this context, this work presents an augmented version of the IOLAOS architecture including an enhanced game creation tool and a new multimodality module. In addition presents a case study for creating educational games for teaching road safety, by employing ludic interfaces for both the game creator and the game player, as well as ludic game design.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUniversal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Access to Learning, Health and Well-Being : 9th International Conference, UAHCI 2015, Held as Part of HCI International 2015, Los Angeles, CA, USA, August 2-7, 2015, Proceedings, Part III
Number of pages12
PublisherSpringer
Publication date2015
Pages565-576
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-20683-7
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-20684-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventHCII 2015 - Los Angeles, CA, United States
Duration: 2 Aug 20157 Aug 2015
Conference number: 17
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Conference

ConferenceHCII 2015
Number17
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles, CA
Period02/08/201507/08/2015
Internet address
SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume9177
ISSN0302-9743

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Vidakis, N., Syntychakis, E., Kalafatis, K., Christinaki, E., & Triantafyllidis, G. (2015). Ludic Educational Game Creation Tool: Teaching Schoolers Road Safety. In Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Access to Learning, Health and Well-Being: 9th International Conference, UAHCI 2015, Held as Part of HCI International 2015, Los Angeles, CA, USA, August 2-7, 2015, Proceedings, Part III (pp. 565-576). Springer. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol.. 9177 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-20684-4_55