Redesign of a game to prevent exogenous poisoning: adding risks and forms of participation

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https://doi.org/10.5753/jis.2023.3241

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health communication, health games, exogenous poisoning, public health, serious games

Abstract

In 2016, the digital game Quem deixou isso aqui?! was launched, a serious game that aims to raise awareness among parents about the risks of exogenous poisoning present in a common household and the main forms of prevention. This article presents the game's redesign project, intending to correct gaps in the original game, adding the risks of accidents with venomous animals and enhancing forms of player participation, among other improvements. With this account of our experience in this project, we intend to contribute to the creation of other serious games for health communication, which consider the game media's potential.

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Flávia Garcia de Carvalho, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation

Ph.D. and Master of Science by the Stricto Sensu Postgraduate Program in Health Information and Communication (PPGICS) at Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz). Member of the research groups "Communication and Health" and "Games and Health". Co-author of the book "The game as a health practice". Professor of the Master in Science, Technology and Health Dissemination at Casa de Oswaldo Cruz /Fiocruz. Chair of the Health Track at the 21st Brazilian Symposium on Games and Digital Entertainment (SBGames 2022).

Marcelo Simão de Vasconcellos, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation

Ph.D. in Sciences from the Postgraduate Program in Health Information and Communication (PPGICS) at Fiocruz, Master in Visual Arts and degree in Industrial Design from the School of Fine Arts (UFRJ). He is one of the authors of the book “O Jogo como Prática de Saúde”, published by Editora Fiocruz. He was a visiting researcher at Breda University of Applied Sciences — BUas (Netherlands, 2019). He is a public servant at the Center for Technological Development in Health of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, where he also works as a professor in the Postgraduate Program in Science, Technology and Health Dissemination and in the Stricto sensu Postgraduate Program in Teaching in Biosciences and Health.

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2023-05-31

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CARVALHO, F. G. de; VASCONCELLOS, M. S. de. Redesign of a game to prevent exogenous poisoning: adding risks and forms of participation. Journal on Interactive Systems, Porto Alegre, RS, v. 14, n. 1, p. 119–127, 2023. DOI: 10.5753/jis.2023.3241. Disponível em: https://sol.sbc.org.br/journals/index.php/jis/article/view/3241. Acesso em: 1 oct. 2023.

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