Co-creation of a digital game to support language revitalisation

Hardy, Dianna, Forest, Elizabeth, McIntosh, Zoe, Gertz, Janine, and Myers, Trina (2016) Co-creation of a digital game to support language revitalisation. In: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Cooperative Design, Visualization and Engineering. pp. 181-184. From: CDVE 2016: 13th International Conference on Cooperative Design, Visualization and Engineering, 24-27 October 2016, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

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Abstract

Many Aboriginal languages are becoming extinct due to lack of fluent speakers. Computer games offer a way to help teach these languages in a fun and engaging way. However, computer games like all technology objects are based in the culture of their creators. In this paper we describe a project where we co-designed a language application for mobile phone with the Gugu Badhun, an Aboriginal community from north Queensland Australia. The participatory action research process allowed our Aboriginal partners to embed their own culture in the games, leading to a product that supported their goals and aspirations for language renewal. This collaboration has not only provided a way to sustain their language, but also added capacity to their community in ICT development.

Item ID: 44911
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-3-319-46771-9
Keywords: participatory action research, game based learning, Gugu Badhun language, Indigenous research methods
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Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2017 04:43
FoR Codes: 08 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 0806 Information Systems > 080602 Computer-Human Interaction @ 80%
08 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 0806 Information Systems > 080601 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Information and Knowledge Systems @ 20%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology @ 100%
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