Milad Soroush, GI Resident and PhD student in the department of Management Sciences, will be presenting his paper entitled "Investigating game mechanics that target players' self-control while maintaining engagement" at CHI Play 2018.
Soroush researches how games can be used as interventions for self-control improvement. In this study, he ran participants through a game he created called "Save the Garden" and then asked them to complete a questionnaire.
"Save the Garden" was designed to test how participants perform in interactive, long-term game tasks that challenge their self-control. Performances were then compared with the subsequent questionnaire that looked at self-reports on perceived competence, enjoyment, and trait self-control.
Soroush will discuss his findings on game performance and player experience with the audience at CHI Play 2018 in Melbourne, Austrialia. This study is a part of Soroush's ongoing research.