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A Study on the Serious Games Design Framework via Potential Outcomes - Focused on Construal Level Interventions
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  • Journal title : International Journal of Contents
  • Volume 10, Issue 4,  2014, pp.53-62
  • Publisher : The Korea Contents Association
  • DOI : 10.5392/IJoC.2014.10.4.053
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A Study on the Serious Games Design Framework via Potential Outcomes - Focused on Construal Level Interventions
Lee, Hye Rim; Jeong, Eui Jun;
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Although many studies have considered the outcomes and impacts of serious games, little is known about the factors which affect a user`s perception or interpretation in games during the process of decision making from theoretical perspectives. This study aimed to explore the process of user perception from the perspective of construal level theory, and to suggest a theoretical design approach for the development of effective serious games. In the current study, cognitive and affective learning outcomes were articulated through literature review and synthesized into a series of assumptions with persuasive and educational aspects in serious games. Serious games reflect the potential of the game mechanism for changing players` perception, and helping with knowledge acquisition of the users. The potential to use construal level theory for effective serious games interventions was suggested, and a Serious Games Design Framework was proposed via potential outcomes from recent advanced research. Finally, implications of the application of the suggested model with various-related purposes and directions for future research were discussed. The model could be useful not only for game researchers and designers, but also for game marketers in attracting potential consumers.
Serious Games;Construal Level Theory;Serious Games Design Framework;Game Design;Game Research;
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