Fontys Applied University for ICT – Research Group Applied Game Design for Human Performance Technology
The research conducted at Fontys is practice-based and innovative. It targets the renewal and improvement of the professional practice for which education is provided and is elaborated upon in close consultation with professional practice, preferably within regional knowledge networks. This research group aims to design and develop new, playful concepts that help people to make a change for their own well-being, both personally (lifestyle changes) as professionally. With the VIBE project we contribute our technical and UX-research skills in setting up the evaluation of experiences with the empathetic Avatar in a medical context. We are creating lo-fi and hi-fi prototypes to understand human-avatar interaction in the early phases of the design of the avatar, as well as an automated evaluation process of evaluating the avatars expressions.