Associate Dean (Games & Animation), RMIT University
Making boring fun: Designing a game for Occupational Health & Safety
One of the key challenges for Occupational Health & Safety training is to engage learners. Serious Games are a promising vehicle to engage learners and enhance their retention of important concepts. We designed and developed a game as a classroom activity the Occupational Health and Safety Construction Induction course at RMIT that allows students to experiment with workplace hazards in an educational and entertaining way. In this session we talk about the design challenges and the games impact on motivation and knowledge retention.
Dr Stefan Greuter, BCompSc(Hons) Germany, PhD RMIT
Stefan is the academic manager of the evolving area of Games and Animation disciplines within the School of Media and Communication. He is a technical designer with more than 10 years of project management experience. He is also an active researcher in the fields of game design, game based learning and stereoscopic real-time 3D systems.