The Fifth Elephant 2012

Finding the elephant in the data.

Games for Data Collection

Submitted by Onkar Hoysala (@onkarhoysala) on Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Section: Data Analytics Technical level: Intermediate Session type: Lecture


To discuss the use of serious games for data collection.


The advantages that games (including serious games) provide can be leveraged to use them as a tool for data collection. Serious games provide a learning objective for the player while providing a multi-fold research objectives, including data collection.

The topic doesn't necessary fall under the above topics, but is generally relevant for data analysis and data collection.

Speaker bio

Onkar Hoysala is a researcher at Fields of View, a non-profit organisation working on problems related to urban systems and public safety & security. He has 2 years research experience developing games and simulations for urban systems and disaster management.



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