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Tuesday, October 8 • 10:00am - 10:50am
Using Games Design in Citizen Science

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Most games are designed to be entertaining so they can drive sales or build a big community of players. For the astronomy citizen science project AstroQuest, we care about how much data we get, whether it's usable by our scientists, and whether we meet our goals for astronomy outreach and education. Lisa will talk about the design of the AstroQuest website and the process the team went through in using game design ideas to encourage citizen scientists to produce more and better data, as well as targeting their efforts where the scientists needed them the most.

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Lisa Evans

Lisa Evans is a researcher and practitioner in science communication with a focus on using games and other digital technologies to engage the public. She originally studied astrophysics, then worked in game development and animation as a technical artist for many years. She is currently... Read More →

Tuesday October 8, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am AEDT
Room 104