Contributions to Proceedings:
F. Kayali, N. Luckner, P. Purgathofer, K. Spiel, G. Fitzpatrick:
"Design considerations towards long-term engagement in games for health";
in: "Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on the Foundations of Digital Games",
FDG Foundations of Digital Games;
S. Dahlskog, S. Deterding, J. Font, M. Khandaker, C.M. Olsson, S. Risi, C. Salge (ed.);
While studies point to the positive potential of games for health to increase patient engagement and to a need to consider longer-term perspectives, there is a lack of more tangible knowledge on how to design for long-term engagement in games for health. This paper makes a contribution in this space by drawing a reflective arc across three games for health projects from areas such as rehabilitation, prevention and chronic disease. We discuss the projects using a research through design lens and reflect on user research data and design artifacts from the perspective of the involved game designers. The results are design considerations towards long-term engage- ment in games for health. These considerations present a body of intermediate-level knowledge  oriented towards maximising the potential of the design space in early stages of games for health projects. The considerations are structured into those relevant to gameplay, research design and application context.
Games for Health, Long-Term Engagement, Game Design, Design as Research
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