Developing an edutainment game, taboo!, for children with ADHD based on socially aware design and VCIA model


This paper analyzes how the Socially Aware Design (SAwD) and Value-oriented and Culturally Approach (VCIA) design model can be used to develop an edutainment game for children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The SAwD approach seeks a design that considers new dimensions in human-computer interaction, such as cultural, emotional, and social aspects of the user's everyday experience. From this perspective, the game was based on the VCIA model, which includes the stakeholders in the design process, through participatory methodologies, considering their behavioral patterns, culture, and values, once they influence how technology is understood and used, and the way it impacts people's lives. Serious games have been used as part of the treatment of ADHD in children to improve focus and attention, stimulate concentration, and be a tool for enhancing learning in areas such as math, combining education and entertainment (edutainment). In this sense, the main objective of the research was to identify the stakeholder's values and the impact of these values on game design. The first step was to conduct a literature review followed by interviews with stakeholders to raise and compare their values, as required by the VCIA model, so that a game prototype could be developed, followed by an iterative validation process with the target audience.

Palavras-chave: ADHD, Edutainment, Socially Aware Design, VCIA Model, Taboo!


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BATISTA, Bruno G.; RODRIGUES, Ana F. D.; MIRANDA, Débora M.; ISHITANI, Lucila; NOBRE, Cristiane N.. Developing an edutainment game, taboo!, for children with ADHD based on socially aware design and VCIA model. In: SIMPÓSIO BRASILEIRO SOBRE FATORES HUMANOS EM SISTEMAS COMPUTACIONAIS (IHC), 21. , 2022, Diamantina. Anais [...]. Porto Alegre: Sociedade Brasileira de Computação, 2022 .