Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"Developing a Serious Game Prototype for Motorcycle Safety"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Fall 2010 - DURI
Research area(s):
Computer Technology
Project Description:
The goal of this project is to aid in the design of a prototype educational (serious) video game to promote Motorcycle Safety. The video game will portray realistic and challenging roadway scenarios while players role play as motorcyclists and/or drivers of other vehicles. The subliminal messages will involve safety elements for all drivers (i.e., wearing a helmet, keeping safe distance, avoiding distractions, etc). The prototype game will be tested with members of our Motorcycle Safety Campaign target audiences (i.e., motorcyclists and drivers of cars and trucks).
Expected Student Contributions:
The intern will directly contribute to the technical development (graphics design and programming) of the prototype serious game.
Related Website(s):
www.ItInvolvesYou.com
Desired Qualifications:
Start to finish game credentials including graphics design and programming
Estimated Weekly Hours:
12
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
No

Professor in Charge

Name:
Mattson, Marifran
Deptartment/College:
Communication

Student Supervisor

Name:
Rene Ketterer
Title:
Unix Systems Administrator

Cooperating Faculty

Name:
Rene Ketterer
Deptartment/College:
Envision Center/ITAP