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Thursday, June 27 • 2:30pm - 3:10pm
Brush Off - The experimental toothbrushing videogame

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Brush Off is a game that teaches young kids about maintaining great oral health and oral health habits.  Oral health habits are formed between ages five and six, hence Brush Off addresses these children. This collaboration brought together researchers to focus on psychology, visual perception, motor skills and attention while designers focused on character, song and gameplay.

See how we combined motion interfaces with health behavior theory and fun music to create a new tool to improve kids attitudes and behaviors around oral health.


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Joyce Marie Flores

Old Dominion University
Old Dominion University
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Dov Jacobson

Managing Director, GamesThatWork
GamesThatWork works with creative scientists, practitioners and administrators to make meaningful games. The studio's values have been refined by eleven years of collaboration with these committed individuals. | | A GamesThatWork game offers more than facile badgification or a simple edutainment. It is a unique design whose mechanics illuminate the learning objectives and allow players to exercise new behaviors. Its win conditions guide the... Read More →
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Jesse Jacobson

Games that Work


Thursday June 27, 2013 2:30pm - 3:10pm
Room A: John Hancock Hall

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