CHI+MED held a student game design competition in 2014. Over two months, teams were challenged to create a persuasive game that would get people reflecting on the causes of human error and raise awareness of blame culture within a healthcare context. The winners were selected through a combination of expert judging and testing with a group of players. We invite you to try all four of the games.
Nurse’s Dilemma won First prize in the competition and was also awarded the People’s Choice award at the prize-giving an showcase in May. It was created by Adam Afghan, Andrew Gorman, Natasha Trotman and Jining (Kea) Zhang. The player is cast in the role of a nurse faced with a series of challenges during her daily tasks. The result is a compelling experience that fosters a sense of empathy and links back to issues surrounding human error and blame culture. While the choices may seem daunting, unfortunately these daily dilemmas are more common than you might think while staffing levels have led to increasing concern about care left undone.
You might be interested in exploring the other CHI+MED games that were developed as part of the competition.
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