Name, first nameEleonora BerraYear of birth1985eMaileliberra@yahoo.deUniversityZHDKField of Interest / research fieldInteraction / Game / Media DesignTitle of projectColab Adventure (AT)AbstractI plan to develop a prototype of a Serious Game for tablets (e.g. iPad). It should become an adventure game for preschool kids and their parents and shall support experts in family therapy. The goal is to on the one hand to cultivate exchange within the family and on the other hand to mediate strategies of social and emotional problem solving. It shall promote the unconscious practicing of behavior patterns acquired in therapy.
While playing, children and their parents will be able to test aspects of the social world. They could for instance have the possibility to switch roles. They would thus see the world from another point of view and would learn to better understand the consequences of their actions.
The game should be fun, in order for the players to regularly and voluntarily work on them selves and therefore unconsciously practice what has been worked on in therapy.
The game’s primary goal is to be played by children and their parents. In a second step though, the game can be expanded and include a Parent-Info-Mode as well as a Children-Story-Mode.TutorsRené Bauer