Identification of Knowledge Gaps to Inform a Serious Game for Tsunami Risk Communication

Steven Hawthorn, Rui Jesus, Maria Ana Baptista

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Abstract

Natural hazard risk is an increasingly important topic in education. This initial study developed a survey instrument to identify knowledge gaps in Moroccan high school children related to tsunami risk. Morocco is located in a seismically active region of North Africa and has a history of tsunami impacts. Gamification of risk communication and particularly decisions related to natural hazards is thought to be an effective way to communicate the issues in an effective way which motivates learners. This study formed the initial stage of requirements elicitation for the development of a serious game (SG) designed to communicate tsunami risk to school children. The survey comprised 17 Likert items, and was distributed online to Moroccan high school students who were asked the extent to which they agreed or disagreed with the statements. The analysis of the frequency of survey responses showed a lack of recognition related to the natural warning signs of tsunami, and significant uncertainty about degree of tsunami risk in Morocco. The study has informed the development of a set of initial user requirements for an SG which are presented in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th International Conference on Human System Interaction, HSI 2021 - Proceedings
EditorsAdam Bujnowski, Mariusz Kaczmarek, Jacek Ruminski
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781665441124
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jul 2021
Event14th International Conference on Human System Interaction, HSI 2021 - Virtual, Gdansk, Poland
Duration: 8 Jul 202110 Jul 2021

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Human System Interaction, HSI
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Volume2021-July
ISSN (Print)2158-2246
ISSN (Electronic)2158-2254

Conference

Conference14th International Conference on Human System Interaction, HSI 2021
Country/TerritoryPoland
CityVirtual, Gdansk
Period8/07/2110/07/21

Keywords

  • Morocco
  • risk communication
  • school children
  • serious game
  • survey
  • tsunami

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