Web-based, mobile-device friendly, self-report survey system incorporating avatars and gaming console techniques.

TitleWeb-based, mobile-device friendly, self-report survey system incorporating avatars and gaming console techniques.
Publication TypePublication
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsSavel C, Mierzwa S, Gorbach P, Lally M, Zimet G, Meyer K, Souidi S, Interventions A
Corporate AuthorsAuthors, Adolescent Trials Network for HIV
JournalOnline J Public Health Inform
Volume6
Issue2
Paginatione191
Date Published2014
ISSN1947-2579
Abstract

<p>We describe building an avatar-based self-report data collection tool to be used for a specific HIV prevention research project that is evaluating the feasibility and acceptability of this novel approach to collect self-reported data among youth. We discuss the gathering of requirements, the process of building a prototype of the envisioned system, and the lessons learned during the development of the solution. Specific knowledge is shared regarding technical experience with software development technologies and possible avenues for changes that could be considered if such a self-report survey system is used again. Examples of other gaming and avatar technology systems are included to provide further background. </p>

DOI10.5210/ojphi.v6i2.5347
Alternate JournalOnline J Public Health Inform
PubMed ID25422726
PubMed Central IDPMC4235324
Grant ListU01 HD040474 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
U01 HD040533 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
UL1 TR001082 / TR / NCATS NIH HHS / United States