User Interface Evaluation of Serious Games for Students with Intellectual Disability

  • Cecilia Sik Lanyi
  • David J. Brown
  • Penny Standen
  • Jacqueline Lewis
  • Vilma Butkute
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6179)


We have designed and evaluated around 10 serious games under the EU Leonardo Transfer of Innovation Project: Game On Extra Time (GOET) project The project supports people with learning disabilities and additional sensory impairments in getting and keeping a job by helping them to learn, via games-based learning; skills that will help them in their working day. These games help students to learn how to prepare themselves for work, dealing with everyday situations at work, including money management, travelling independently etc. This paper is concerned with the potential of serious games as effective and engaging learning resources for people with intellectual disabilities. In this paper we will address questions related to the design and evaluation of such games, and our design solutions to suit the individual learning needs of our target audiences.


intellectual disability serious games user interface testing 


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    Sik Lanyi, C., Brown, D.J.: Design of serious games for students with intellectual disability. In: India HCI 2010, Interaction Design for International Development 2010, Bombay, India, March 20-24, pp. 151–160 (2010)Google Scholar
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    Brown, D.J., Standen, P., Evett, L., Battersby, S., Shopland, N.: Designing Serious Games for People with Dual Diagnosis: Learning Disabilities and Sensory Impairments. In: Zemliansky, P., Wilcox, D. (eds.) Press in Educational Gaming. IGI GlobalGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cecilia Sik Lanyi
    • 1
  • David J. Brown
    • 2
  • Penny Standen
    • 3
  • Jacqueline Lewis
    • 4
  • Vilma Butkute
    • 5
  1. 1.University of PannoniaVeszpremHungary
  2. 2.School of Science and TechnologyNottingham Trent UniversityNottinghamUK
  3. 3.Division of Rehabilitation and Ageing, School of Community Health SciencesUniversity of Nottingham. B Floor, Medical School, QMC.NottinghamUK
  4. 4.Greenhat Interactive LtdKidderminsterUK
  5. 5.The Faculty of Philosophy, Education departmentVilnius UniversityVilniusLithuania

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