[games_access] Second life, Web2.0 and AJAX

Thomas Westin thomas at pininteractive.com
Wed Aug 22 11:19:13 EDT 2007


yes; there are pedagogical theories of how kids learn geographically
before they learn other things; e.g how to locate stuff in 3D space.

/thomas

22 aug 2007 kl. 14.00 skrev d. michelle hinn:


> To follow up -- there's been some research on 3D and visual

> thinking that suggest that those with certain types of cognitive

> disabilities (dyslexia is one) may be MORE suited to a higher level

> visual experience. So strong visual experiences make more sense,

> essentially, to "visual learners" like those with certain types of

> learning disabilities. So a game with a well designed and not

> necessarily linear visual interface (free world exploration for

> example -- the gamers feel more at ease exploring than following

> any official "rules"). This perhaps also extends to those with

> autism as well who often "think in pictures."

>

> Yes, earlier in life this was my research area. :)

>

> Michelle

>

>> Yes, I agree, 3D brings accessibility in itself to certain groups,

>> for instance that is what Göran Langes talk at GDC 2007 was all

>> about. Kids who excel in 3D games but fail in school which is also

>> based on text just as the web. And not only kids by the way, Göran

>> has the same experience, he is 63 years old. So I certainly see a

>> place for web 3D (despite the fate of VRML).

>>

>> /Thomas

>>

>>

>>

>> 21 aug 2007 kl. 20.24 skrev Eelke Folmer:

>>

>>> There are other advantages to having a 3d environment where you

>>> can meet real life avatars, it is much more interactive than

>>> static webpages. You can interact with people. I see that as some

>>> sort of "accessibility" too. Compare it with writing letters to a

>>> friend, versus having him over. Or reading about the eiffel tower

>>> on the wikipedia versus seeing the eiffel tower in 3d and being

>>> able to climb it (especially if you IRL are in a wheelchair) (and

>>> still being able to learn about the eiffel tower by reading the

>>> billboards, providing the same information & interactivity as a

>>> static webpage).

>>>

>>

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