Jared Duval

Jared Duval
Northern Arizona University | NAU

Doctor of Philosophy

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Developing games is time-consuming and costly. Overly clinical therapy games run the risk of being boring, which defeats the purpose of using games to motivate healing in the first place [10, 23]. In this work, we adapt and repurpose an existing immersive virtual reality (iVR) game, Spellcasters, originally designed purely for entertainment for use...
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There is an open call for technology to be more playful and for the design of tech to be more inclusive of people with disabilities. In the era of COVID19, it is often unsafe for the public in general and people with disabilities in particular to engage in in-person design exercises using traditional methods. This presents a missed opportunity as t...
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Therapy games have the potential to offer people with disabilities a cost-effective, personalized, data-driven, connected, and motivating context for otherwise tedious and repetitive therapy. The paramount challenge in creating therapy games is creating a motivating experience with mechanics that translate into improved health outcomes---a wicked p...
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Therapy can be costly, time-consuming, repetitive, and difficult. Games have the power to teach transferable skills, can turn repetitive tasks into engaging mechanics, have been proven to be effective at delivering various forms of therapy, and can be deployed at large scales. Therapy games represent fertile ground for connected learning. In this w...
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In this paper we discuss strategies to support our design research agenda of promoting playful engagement within everyday activities and situations. We argue that this agenda is in alignment with the ethos of the third wave of HCI. To support design in this space, we build upon Situated Play Design, an open methodological frame that focuses on unco...
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Despite the growth of Virtual Reality (VR), the design space of collocated social play in VR remains narrow. Here we present Astaire, a collaborative hybrid VR dance game for two players sharing an HTC Vive VR system. The game resulted from a design research process using embodied design methods, and drawing upon concepts in HCI and Play Design, in...
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We propose a Situated Play Design (SPD) workshop aimed at exploring how culture and traditions can guide playful design. Using food as an accessible starting point, we invite scholars from diverse communities to share, analyze, and make creative use of playful traditions, and prototype new and interesting eating experiences. Through hands-on engage...
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User involvement is well established in game and play design. But in a time when play design is becoming relevant in domains beyond pure entertainment, and play blends into everyday activity in diverse ways, we need to revisit old, and develop new, user involvement methods. Using a situated perspective and Research through Design, we present Situat...
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SpokeIt is a mobile serious game for health designed to support speech articulation therapy. Here, we present SpokeIt as well as 2 preceding speech therapy prototypes we built, all of which use a novel offline critical speech recognition system capable of providing feedback in real-time. We detail key design motivations behind each of them and repo...
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We present SpokeIt, a novel speech therapy game co-created with users, medical experts, speech pathologists, developmental psychologists, and game designers. Our serious game for health aims is to augment and support in-office speech therapy sessions with an at-home supported speech therapy experience. SpokeIt was co-created using participatory met...
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A lack of intrinsic motivation to practice speech is attributed to tedious and repetitive speech curriculums, but mobile games have been widely recognized as a valid motivator for jaded individuals. SpokeIt is an interactive storybook style speech therapy game that intends to turn practicing speech into a motivating and productive experience for in...
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Children with speech impairments often find speech curriculums tedious, limiting how often children are motivated to practice. A speech therapy game has the potential to make practice fun, may help facilitate increased time and quality of at-home speech therapy, and lead to improved speech. We explore using conversational real-time speech recogniti...

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Games move us. They have the power to improve our condition and enjoy the journey. SpokeIt was created to provide speech therapy to anyone who wants to improve their speech.
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In this project, we explore the design space of Situated and Emergent Playful Technology—that is, technology design that supports the emergence of play outside leisure, interwoven with our everyday practices and activities, enriching them with a focus on supporting social and emotional engagement. We investigate how future everyday-use technologies could support increasingly playful relationships with one another, and how participatory, situated and embodied design methods can be leveraged to develop them.