Claudia Schrader: Taking On The Challenge: Emotion-Sensitive Adaptivity in Serious Games @ MAGNET Town Hall, 2 Metrotech Center, 8th floor, Brooklyn, NY

10/03/2016 2:30 pm – 10/03/2016 4:00 pm Taking On The Challenge: Emotion-Sensitive Adaptivity in Serious Games Claudia Schrader, Ulm University, Germany Serious games have become widely popular for educational purposes as their challenging nature promises to foster positive emotions, which is important for the promotion of task persistence and learning processes. However, this challenging nature comes with the price: learners need to maintain the optimal balance of positive and negative emotional experiences. Based my own work in progress, this talk addresses some issues regard game design and the measurement of discrete emotions during gameplay; both of which are important for further understanding on how to adapt distinct game features in order to enhance learning. Claudia Schrader is Junior Professor of Serious Games at the Ulm University, Germany. Her main interest in the field of serious games research include the unobtrusive measurement of trends in discrete emotions, their interplay with design features, as well as the role of other learner characteristics such as attitudes or the type of player within.