Spelroll "At Heart": Spelrollers inverkan på erfarna spelares problemlösningsförmåga i vardagen
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Role "At Heart" : Roles' impact on experienced gamers' problem-solving skills in real life (English)
Games offer a safe and motivational environment that allows and encourages trial and error. A gamer can act in the game without any real consequences in real life. Thereby a gamer is offered the opportunity to develop a broad set of skills. Games have earlier been proven to develop gamer’s problem-solving skills. Roles, as an important part of a game’s structure, contribute to a deepened and more certain development of a diversity of skills – problem solving as one of them. In this paper we examine the relation between roles and gamer’s development of their problem-solving skills in real life – whether it exits and if so, to what extent.
We’ve found that roles encourage a creative form of problem solving and that gamers develop their problem-solving skills in real life differently depending on which role they play as. Each role posses a unique set of skills, thereby their performance differs depending on the situation. Gamers develop their problem- solving skills to different extents since the roles require different actions to solve problems in the game.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 43 p.
Spel, spelroller, problemlösningsförmåga
Media and Communication Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-26348OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-26348DiVA: diva2:787145
Subject / course
Manker, Jon, Högskoleadjunkt
Hüttenrauch, Helge, Högskolelektor