Serious beats: Transdisciplinary research methodologies for designing and evaluating a socially integrative serious music-based online game

Fares Kayali, Vera Schwarz, Gerit Götzenbrucker, Jürgen Pfeffer, Barbara Franz, Peter Purgathofer

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Abstract

Recent studies show that the second generation of migrants is not adequately integrated into mainstream society but tends to segregate into secluded segments. 'Internet Use and Friendship Structures of young migrants in Vienna: a Question of Diversity within Social Networks and Online Social Games'1 is a transdisciplinary2 research project with the objective to create a serious music-based online social game, which firstly is intended to be a positive impact game with the purpose of furthering integration and encouraging the manifestation of meaningful multiethnic relations. Secondly, the game shall make social interaction observable for evaluation. This paper gives an overview of which methodological approaches can be combined in the phases of the game's design process and shows how the mutual embedding of game design researchers and social scientists works in this context.

Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Conference on Digital Research Association: Think Design Play, DiGRA 2011 - Utrecht, Netherlands
Duration: 14 Sep 201117 Sep 2011

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Digital Research Association: Think Design Play, DiGRA 2011
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityUtrecht
Period14/09/1117/09/11

Keywords

  • Game design
  • Methodology
  • Music-based games
  • Serious games
  • Social games
  • Social sciences

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