A breathtaking journey: on the design of an empathy-arousing mixed-reality game

M.J.L. Kors, G. Ferri, E.D. van der Spek, C. Ketel, B.A.M. Schouten

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Persuasive games exist for a wide variety of objectives, from marketing, to healthcare and activism. Some of the more socially-aware ones cast players as members of disenfranchised minorities, such as migrants, prompting them to 'see what they see'. In parallel, a growing number of designers has recently started to leverage immersive technologies to enable the public to temporarily inhabit another person, to 'sense what they sense'. From these two converging perspectives, we hypothesize a still-uncharted space of opportunities at the crossroads of games, empathy, persuasion, and immersion. Following a Research through Design approach, we explored this space by designing A Breathtaking Journey, an embodied and multisensory mixed-reality game providing a first-person perspective of a refugee's journey. A qualitative study was conducted with a grounded theory/open coding methodology to tease out empathy-arousing characteristics, and to chart this novel game design space. As we elaborate on our analysis, we provide insights on empathic mixed-reality experiences, and conclude with offering three design opportunities: visceral engagement, reflective moments and affective appeals, to spur future research and design.
Originele taal-2Engels
TitelProceedings of the 2016 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play - CHI PLAY '16
UitgeverijAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pagina's91-104
Aantal pagina's14
ISBN van geprinte versie9781450344562
DOI's
StatusGepubliceerd - 2016
Evenement3rd ACM SIGCHI Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play (CHI PLAY 2016) - Austin, Verenigde Staten van Amerika
Duur: 16 okt 201619 okt 2016
Congresnummer: 3
https://chiplay.acm.org/2016

Congres

Congres3rd ACM SIGCHI Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play (CHI PLAY 2016)
Verkorte titelCHI PLAY 2016
LandVerenigde Staten van Amerika
StadAustin
Periode16/10/1619/10/16
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