Archive for Research Update

RETRO @ HFES 2012 Preview

Katelyn Procci | October 19, 2012 Both Shan and I are very excited about next week… We are both presenting something at the upcoming Human Factors and Ergonomics Society’s 56th Annual Meeting in Boston. I’m particulary excited for all of this year’s sessions that are dedicated to games! Expect notes and musings on the conference […]

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New Project: ASPIRE

Katelyn Procci | April 7, 2012 ASPIRE is our newest project. It is both a research and game development effort. ASPIRE, which stands for Architecture for Stress, Performance, Inoculation, Resilience, and Endurance, is a project funded by the Office of Naval Research to promote the development of mental toughness in Marines.

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New semester, new projects.

Katelyn Procci | January 13, 2012 It’s been an extremely productive winter break. We finished up some of our development projects, finished a paper reporting on a study from our Game-Based Training research effort, edited a few other potential publications, and wrote a few grants. We’ve also been updating the website with information. Now we’re […]

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Can opening cinematics enhance learning?

Shan Lakhmani | January 5, 2012 Like many others, I remember, years ago, watching the opening cinematic for Final Fantasy VII for the very first time and knowing that we had entered a brand new age. Since then, video games have been using more and more elaborate opening cinematics to entice people to play the […]

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Modding Fallout 3’s Rivet City for Shipboard Navigation

James Bohnsack | August 25, 2011 As part of RETRO’s Game-Based Training research effort for the Office of Naval Research via Raytheon BBN Technologies, Fallout 3 a popular commercial off-the-shelf video game, was modified into a virtual environment used to test shipboard navigation skills.

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