Towards Biomedical Problem Solving in a Game Environment
Biomedical systems involve complex interactions between diverse components. Problem solving in such systems requires insight, i.e. the capability to make non-obvious connections. In this paper, we present a game-based problem solving environment, where users can explore biological interactions with navigation on atomic to macroscopic scales, role-play, and networked collaboration. The study investigates the system architecture of the biological game, bio-morphing characters, and bio-interactions with bio-sensing and bio-dynamics. The prototype has been implemented on PC and tested in a preschool environment where users have little knowledge in biology. The experiment shows that the game greatly inspired users both in concept learning and entertainment.
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