Data Analytics of Mobile Serious Games: Applying Bayesian Data Analysis Methods

  • Heide Lukosch Delft University of Technoloy
  • Scott Cunningham Delft University of Technology
Keywords: Data analytics, mobile games, serious games, resuscitation


Traditional teaching methods in the field of resuscitation training show some limitations, while teaching the right actions in critical situations could increase the number of people saved after a cardiac arrest. For our study, we developed a mobile game to support the transfer of theoretical knowledge on resuscitation.  The game has been tested at three schools of further education. A number of data has been collected from 171 players. To analyze this large data set from different sources and quality, different types of data modeling and analyses had to be applied. This approach showed its usefulness in analyzing the large set of data from different sources. It revealed some interesting findings, such as that female players outperformed the male ones, and that the game fostering informal, self-directed is equally efficient as the traditional formal learning method.

Author Biographies

Heide Lukosch, Delft University of Technoloy
Dr.rer.soc. H.K. (Heide) Lukosch is an assistant professor with a background in social and media sciences. Heide explores the design and effects of interactive visualization techniques like simulation games. Amongst others, she has co-developed virtual environments for team training of police teams, and games for further technical education. Heide’s research aims at supporting actors in complex situations to develop situational awareness in order to increase their performance.
Scott Cunningham, Delft University of Technology
Scott Cunningham earned degrees in engineering and policy from the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) of the University of Sussex. While working in industry he worked for companies both large and small in the fields of knowledge discovery and data mining. His experiences included earning six national and international patents for his knowledge discovery work, and participating in successful startups in the Bay Area of California. He is currently an associate editor of the journal Technological Forecasting and Social Change.


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Lukosch, H., & Cunningham, S. (2018). Data Analytics of Mobile Serious Games: Applying Bayesian Data Analysis Methods. International Journal of Serious Games, 5(1).
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