To start designing the game “Pico’s Adventure” we involved experts and children in the design process.Firstly we collaborared with the experts of the “Hospital Sant Joan de Deu” to define the therapeutic goals and requirements; secondly, we carried out a participatory design with children to transform defined goals into an enjoyable playful experience.
The main goals of including “children as co-designers” in the game were to gather new ideas from children and evaluate which aspects elicit higher level of motivation and interest in children.
The workshop took place in the “Hospital Sant Joan de Deu“ on a weekly basis. The participants selected by the UETD professionals were four children how joined a total of five sessions, during which they were designing, discussing, drawing and experimenting with us in order to create an interesting and enjoyable game. The experience has been incredibly enriching both from the point of view of the research and the game design. We are very thankful to the “co-designer” children for their contributions!
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