Doing It Right: Combining Edutainment Format Development and Research

  • Simon Staffans
  • Annika Wiklund-Engblom
  • Marc Hassenzahl
  • Susanne Sperring
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5670)

Abstract

In this paper, we elaborate on the synergy achieved from combining cross media content development and research. We describe the cross media edutainment format “The Space Trainees” (TST), its development, and how we involve research as a tool for assisting the design process. This is the first and foremost aim of the research attempts, in which targets are both usability of the format and user experience (UX). Another aim of involving research is to gain more understanding of the edutainment value this cross media format delivers; i.e. both the value of entertainment and learning. The third aim is to fine-tune research instruments to better target children’s UX, with regard to their attitudes, emotions, actions, and reactions.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Simon Staffans
    • 1
  • Annika Wiklund-Engblom
    • 1
  • Marc Hassenzahl
    • 1
    • 2
  • Susanne Sperring
    • 1
  1. 1.MediaCityÅbo Akademi UniversityVaasaFinland
  2. 2.Folkwang UniversityEssenGermany

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