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Realizing a Mobile Multimodal Platform for Serious Games Analytics

Key:SG19
Author:Laila Shoukry, Stefan Göbel
Date:December 2019
Kind:Article - use for journal articles only
Journal:International Journal of Serious Games
Number:4
Pages:19-48
Volume:6
ISSN:2384-8766
Language:English
Keywords:Serious Games, Evaluation, Game-Based Learning, Learning Analytics
Research Area(s):Serious Games
Abstract:This paper presents the design and development of "StoryPlay Multimodal", a mobile multimodal analytics platform for the evaluation of Serious Games. It is intended to serve researchers, teachers and educational game developers as a means to assess their Serious Game Design. This is done by capturing, pre-processing, synchronizing and visualizing multimodal serious games analytics and mobile sensor data from playtesting sessions. By linking log data with multimodal data, it is possible to uncover relations between design elements, gameplay interactions, context parameters and affective and cognitive states. This is crucial for gaining full insight into a session, even if not present with the player at the same location. After discussing design requirements, the architecture of the software, the different modules, additional features, implementation challenges and solutions are presented. Testing settings, participants and results are also discussed to demonstrate how an evaluation procedure can be applied to deliver valuable outcomes for Serious Games Research.
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