An Educational Video Game to Help People on the Autism Spectrum.

Matthew O'Hern Butler University, Parker Winters Butler University, Maya Sanchez Butler University
Faculty Sponsor(s): Panos Linos Butler University
Video games have become an integral part of our culture. Education and human development is the next logical step for video games to take. Individuals on the autism spectrum sometimes have the need for specialized educational resources. This need can be met with video games and allow for simulated social situations to promote social skills. This project aimed to encourage the development of social skills with the introduction of dialogue and facial expressions into a video game. The players of this game need to identify social cues from non-player characters (or NPC’s) in order to progress in the game. This helps the player develop social skills and helps them with social interactions outside of the game world. This project is being developed for Sycamore Services as part of the Engineering Projects In Community Service (EPICS) course at Butler University and is an ongoing project.
(https://epics.butler.edu/)
Mathematics & Computer Science
Oral Presentation

When & Where

01:45 PM
Gallahue Hall 105