A usability assessment for a career planning educational video game

Jiaqi Wang, Purdue University

Abstract

This study focused on the design, implementation and usability assessment of an educational 2D iPad job matching game The Place You’ll Go (TPYG), which meant for matching student skill sets with career profiles. The development of the game is conducted in collaboration with Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management and Polytech Institute. A total of 7 subjects, as high school teachers, participated in the usability study. TPYG as one possible solution for job matching data visualization, did not provide players with a good experience. However, conclusions and findings can be used in similar education game development. Based on survey and analysis, new feasible and scientific plans were made for future development.^

Degree

M.S.

Advisors

David M. Whittinghill, Purdue University.

Subject Area

Education|Computer science

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