Submitted to: International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: June 20, 2007
Publication Date: June 20, 2007
Citation: Baranowski, J. 2007. Alpha testing escape from Diab [abstract]. Sixth Annual Conference of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, June 20-23, 2007, Oslo, Norway. p. 59. Technical Abstract: Alpha testing was conducted of sessions 2 and 3 from Diab to assess whether the activities worked as expected, and whether children in the target ages enjoyed it. Data include both RA observations of child performance while playing the games and cognitive interview responses from the players after the game. In general the children were thoroughly engaged in the game, and liked many components. Liking of components appeared to be inversely related to their perceived difficulty. Limitations were identified for which patch-ups have been developed and will be discussed. Alpha testing provides critical information in game design.