Awards for Carrie Heeter

Displayed below are awards that Carrie has made public.

AwardDescriptionCriteriaPointsDate Awarded

Serious Game Design
Completed TC/MI 830, Foundations of Serious Games, a grad class in Michigan State University's Serious Game Graduate Certificate program, http://seriousgames.msu.edu/ma-certificate/

Issued by Carrie Heeter; Professor - Department Of Media And Information.

1. Create an Epic Quest serious board or card or digital game including initial concept, prototyping, playtesting, and iteration. 2. Complete week-long gameLab projects including adapting a game for entertainment to achieve a serious goal, developing serious game concepts, developing and testing core mechanics, and gamification. 3. Reflect on mini-lectures, readings, and discussion on designing serious games, games for health, learning, corporate games, persuasive games, news games, and gamification, forms of fun, and values in games. 1 Sep. 28, 2015, 11:24 pm

Serious Game Theories
Completed TC/MI 831, Theories for Game Design, a grad class in Michigan State University's Serious Game Graduate Certificate program, http://seriousgames.msu.edu/ma-certificate/

Issued by Carrie Heeter; Professor - Department Of Media And Information.

1. Craft several week-long and one extensive mock design document for a theory-driven serious game focusing on theory-guided design (using theories to validate the proposed game features) and evidence-based evaluation (specific evaluation plan and outcome variables). 2. Reflect on mini-lectures, readings, and discussion on theories of learning and motivation, persuasion, attitude and behavior change, and theories of fun and play, and how to apply them to classroom-based and informal learning, health-related individual behavior change, and social change. 1 Sep. 28, 2015, 11:24 pm

Understanding Users
Completed TC/MI 841, Understanding Users, a grad class in Michigan State University's Serious Game Graduate Certificate program, http://seriousgames.msu.edu/ma-certificate/

Issued by Carrie Heeter; Professor - Department Of Media And Information.

Criteria for Earning the Award: 1. Conduct design research to generate insights and design recommendations applying method such as ethnographic observation, task analysis, persona analysis, focus group interviews, usability testing, playtesting, and competitive analysis. 2. Reflect on mini-lectures, readings, and discussion on formative research methods to support product design including secondary research, ethnographic research, individual and dyadic interviews, persona analysis, focus group interviews, sketching and storyboarding, paper prototyping, participatory design, playtesting, usability testing, remote research, heuristic analysis, heuristic markup, competitive analysis, behavioral metrics, physiological measures, experimental A/B testing, and impact research. 1 Sep. 28, 2015, 11:24 pm

Serious Game Graduate Certificate
Completed Michigan State University's Serious Game Graduate Certificate program, http://seriousgames.msu.edu/ma-certificate/

Issued by Carrie Heeter; Professor - Department Of Media And Information.

Successful completion of the three graduate level university courses which comprise Michigan State University’s Graduate Certificate in Serious Game Design: 1. Foundations of Serious Games (principles, processes, and pedagogies for serious game design; exploration of games for health, learning, social change, corporate games, news games). 2. Theories for Interactivity and Game Design (theories of learning and motivation, persuasion, attitude and behavior change, and theories of fun and play, and how to apply them to classroom-based and informal learning, health-related individual behavior change, and social change) 3. Understanding Users or an appropriate alternative graduate methods course in the student’s major (exposure to and experience with a wide range of design research techniques and how to apply them to generate insights and recommendations for serious game design at all phases of the design process). 1 Sep. 28, 2015, 9:14 pm

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