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Thursday, June 28 • 2:30pm - 2:50pm
Designing Games to Improve Health Behaviors: Evidence-based Principles and Strategies

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When well designed, digital games can be powerful environments for improving players’ engagement, motivation, learning, skill development, attitude change, and behavior change, and a growing number of games have successfully improved players’ health behaviors and outcomes. In this talk, Debra Lieberman will present evidence-based, well tested principles that game developers can use in the design of health games aimed at behavior change. She will also present examples of health games that have incorporated one or more of the principles effectively.

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Debra Lieberman

Director, Center for Digital Games Research, University of California, Santa Barbara
Debra Lieberman, Ph.D., directs the Center for Digital Games Research at the University of California, Santa Barbara (www.cdgr.ucsb.edu), where her research focuses on processes of motivation, engagement, learning, and behavior change with digital media and games. Previously at UC... Read More →

Thursday June 28, 2018 2:30pm - 2:50pm EDT
Room 104