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20082019
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Biography

As a Research Fellow at Coventry University's Serious Games Institute, Dr. Dunwell has recently completed the evaluation of the Department for Transport's £2.5m Code of Everand serious game for road safety. As a multiplayer online roleplaying environment, this game sought to create communities amongst its players as a basis for social learning.

As lead author of the project's final evaluation report, he co-ordinated in-depth qualitative and quantitative research to gain insight into the game's 100,000 user base. Technical research interests include the application of semantic web technologies to populate games with validated and context-sensitive educational content: as a co-investigator on the ALICE (Adaptive Learning via Interactive, Collaborative, and Emotional Approaches) FP7 STREP, his work has explored the integration of serious games with learning content management systems, exploring the pedagogic as well as technical advantages of such approaches.

As of January 2012, he has begun directing a PhD studentship fully funded by Jaguar Land Rover, examining the use of avatars as vehicle interfaces, and is principal investigator of an I-CASE studentship in liaison with industrial partner PlayGen, exploring the use of the semantic web as a resource for serious game development.

Research Interests

Serious games; Digital game-based learning

Vision Statement

My key research interests lie in the assessment and evaluation of game-based learning solutions, and how best to feed this research into pragmatic and participatory design processes. Having worked extensively across industrial and academic research projects, my goal is to generate a deep understanding of how games can be best applied and designed to address educational, behavioural, or technical goals, and support industry across sectors in translating academic evidence to commercial and industrial success.

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Research Output 2008 2019

Board Games for Health: A Systematic Literature Review and Meta-Analysis

Gauthier, A., Kato, P., Bul, K., Dunwell, I., Walker-Clarke, A. & Lameras, P., 8 Apr 2019, In : Games for health journal. 8, 2, p. 85-100 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Meta-Analysis
Health
health
trend
Publication Bias

Implementing Adaptive Game Difficulty Balancing in Serious Games

Hendrix, M., Bellamy-Wood, T., McKay, S., Bloom, V. & Dunwell, I., 15 Jan 2018, In : IEEE Transactions on Games. (in press), p. (in press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Mechanics
Serious games

Developing gamified elements to influence positive behavioural change towards organisational energy efficiency

O'Connor, S., Doukianou, S., Awad, M., Dixon, R., O'Neill, D. & Dunwell, I., 2017, Proceedings of the 11th European Conference on Games Based Learning, ECGBL 2017. Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited, p. 488-497 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Energy efficiency
energy
efficiency
Energy conservation
Productivity
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Open Access
File
mechanic
learning
education
evidence
experience

Promoting healthy adolescent lifestyles through serious games: Enacting a multidisciplinary approach

Dunwell, I., Condon, L., Bul, K., Lang, A., Atkinson, S., Coulson, N. & Collins, E., 4 Mar 2017, Promoting Healthy Adolescent Lifestyles Through Serious Games: Enacting a Multidisciplinary Approach. Ma, M. & Oikonomou, A. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 323-348 26 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Life Style
Game Theory
Practice Guidelines
Health Personnel
Habits

Activities 2009 2015

  • 13 Participation in conference

2015 International Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication Technologies and Learning

Ian Dunwell (Session Chair)
19 Nov 201520 Nov 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Balt/Nord VFX

Ian Dunwell (Speaker)
25 Sep 201426 Sep 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

IMCL2014 – 2014 International Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication Technologies and Learning

Ian Dunwell (Session Chair)
13 Nov 201414 Nov 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

SAE 2014 Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) Technologies Symposium

Ian Dunwell (Keynote Speaker)
20 Nov 201321 Nov 2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

ACM International Conference on Design of Communication (ACM SIGDOC)

Ian Dunwell (Speaker)
3 Oct 20115 Oct 2011

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference