Raising Awareness for Environmental Issues through Mobile Device Based Serious Games

AutorHanno Hildmann, Benjamin Hirsch
QuelleMicrosoft Academic Days 

We investigate the design of computer games for mobile phones to raise awareness for environmental issues through targeting the attitude people have towards them. Focusing on peoples attitude when investigating their behaviour is an established approach [1] in havioural psychology. Recent studies claim that the repeated playing of (computer) games can in°uence the players behaviour [2]. Computer games have the potential to achieve controlled behavioural chance and we investigate a formal basis [3] and identify the requirements [4, 5] for this. We present a prototype for mobile phones.