The Fifth Elephant 2012

Finding the elephant in the data.

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Games for Data Collection


Onkar Hoysala


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.