To guide the design of our experiential learning game prototype we conducted workshops with caregivers, storywriters, and health students. Below are the materials that we used in our workshops.

Participatory Design Workshops with Caregivers, Story Writers, and Students

We conducted content development workshops with caregivers, story writers, and health students. The aim of this workshop was to develop content ideas (stories) for physical activity promotion in families.

Participatory Design Workshops with PHTH 6204 (Society, Behavior & Health) Students

We conducted (1) content development workshops, and (2) prototype design workshops with health sciences students. The aim of these workshops was to develop content ideas (stories) for physical activity promotion in families as well as to refine our existing prototype’s design.


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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number #1618406.