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CHI 2015 Workshop

Researching Gamification: Strategies, Opportunities, Challenges, Ethics

From social sciences to biology, gamified applications and games are being increasingly used for research: as “petri dishes” for observing behavioral dynamics; as sources of ecologically valid and/or “big” user behavior data; as crowdsourcing tools for research tasks; or as means to motivate. However, gamifying research also entails many open questions and deep ethical ramifications. This one-day workshop convenes HCI and game researchers as well as industry practitioners and ethicists to advance the practice of using gamified systems and games as research contexts and tools in an ethical manner.

Topics of Special Interest

  • Methods of studying gamified systems and games
  • Application of gamified systems and games as research contexts and tools
  • Utility and opportunities of gamified systems and games in research and data gathering
  • Challenges in gamifying research; design strategies for reducing bias and improving quality
  • Ethical issues in gamifying research

Submission Information

Interested participants should submit a 3-4 page position paper in the CHI extended abstract format or a presentation to easychair.org/conferences/?conf=gamichi15. At least one author of each accepted paper needs to register for the workshop and for one or more days of the conference. See gamification-research.org/chi2015/how-to-submit for details.

Important Dates

  • January 2 19, 2015: Submission Deadline
  • February 2, 2015: Notification of Acceptance
  • April 19, 2015: Workshop

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