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Developing a serious game as a tool for collecting data on food waste behavior

Verloop, Christiaan (2018) Developing a serious game as a tool for collecting data on food waste behavior.

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Abstract:A third of all produced food is wasted worldwide, much of which occurs at the consumer. Traditional research methods on food waste behavior have proven unreliable. Hence, new methods are being tested. The purpose of this study is to explore the possibilities of using a serious game as a tool for collecting data on food waste behavior. To this end, a game is devised, developed and evaluated to ultimately answer the questions; How can a serious game collect realistic data on food waste behavior? What data needs to be collected from the game, and how should the data be saved and formatted to be useful to the client? The first chapter explains the origin and the context of the assignment. The second chapter explores the state of the art on serious games and data collection. In the third chapter, multiple ideas are devised after which one is chosen to be developed further. In the fourth chapter the chosen idea is specified, both in terms of gameplay, and in terms of data collection. Next is a description of the realization phase of this project, this includes the game, the data collection, and the documentation. In the next chapter, the game is evaluated with the use of two user tests. Finally, the paper concludes that the data collection and storage were a suitable solution for the developed game, however, it also concludes that the developed game is not a reliable tool for collecting realistic data on food waste behavior. This is followed by recommendations for the future to resolve the issues discovered in the developed game.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Clients:
Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen, Netherlands
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:54 computer science
Programme:Creative Technology BSc (50447)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/75846
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