Designing a mobile game that develops emotional resiliency in Indian country

Morgan Vigil-Hayes, Ann Futterman Collier, Giovanni Castillo, Davona Blackhorse, Nikole Awbery, John Paul Abrahim

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Abstract

Communities in Indian Country experience severe behavioral health inequities [11, 12]. Based on recent research investigating scalable behavioral health interventions and therapeutic best practices for Native American (NA) communities, we propose ARORA, a social and emotional learning intervention delivered over a networked mobile game that uses geosocial gaming mechanisms enhanced with augmented reality technology. Focusing on the Navajo community, we take a community-based participatory research approach to include NA psychologists, community health workers, and educators as co-designers of the intervention activities and gaming mechanisms. Critical questions involve operation of the application across low-infrastructure landscapes as well scalability of design practices to be inclusive of the many diverse NA cultural communities in Indian Country.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCHI EA 2019 - Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Electronic)9781450359719
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2 2019
Event2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2019 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: May 4 2019May 9 2019

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2019
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period5/4/195/9/19

Keywords

  • Behavioral health
  • Cultural design
  • Gamification
  • Indigenous
  • MHealth
  • Rural computing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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    Vigil-Hayes, M., Collier, A. F., Castillo, G., Blackhorse, D., Awbery, N., & Abrahim, J. P. (2019). Designing a mobile game that develops emotional resiliency in Indian country. In CHI EA 2019 - Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems [3312790] (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3290607.3312790