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Diabetic Mario: designing and evaluating mobile games for diabetes education

Baghaei, Nilufar, Nandigam, David, Casey, John, Direito, Artur and Maddison, Ralph 2016, Diabetic Mario: designing and evaluating mobile games for diabetes education, Games for health journal, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 270-278, doi: 10.1089/g4h.2015.0038.

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Title Diabetic Mario: designing and evaluating mobile games for diabetes education
Author(s) Baghaei, Nilufar
Nandigam, David
Casey, John
Direito, Artur
Maddison, RalphORCID iD for Maddison, Ralph orcid.org/0000-0001-8564-5518
Journal name Games for health journal
Volume number 5
Issue number 4
Start page 270
End page 278
Total pages 9
Publisher Mary Ann Liebert
Place of publication New Rochelle, N.Y.
Publication date 2016-08-01
ISSN 2161-7856
Summary Traditionally, diabetes education has relied on written materials, with limited resources available for children with diabetes. Mobile games can be effective and motivating tools for the promotion of children's health. In our earlier work, we proposed a novel approach for designing computer games aimed at educating children with diabetes. In this article, we apply our game design to a mobile Android game (Mario Brothers). We also introduce four heuristics that are specifically designed for evaluating the mobile game, by adapting traditional usability heuristics. Results of a pilot study (n = 12) to evaluate gameplay over 1-week showed that the children found the game engaging and improved their knowledge of healthy diet and lifestyle.
Language eng
DOI 10.1089/g4h.2015.0038
Field of Research 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920104 Diabetes
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, Mary Ann Liebert
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30084520

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
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