Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) PhD student Daniel Perry has received two best paper awards at the Extreme Science and Engineering (XSEDE) 2013 Conference in San Diego. Perry received Best Student Paper and Best Training, Education, & Outreach Paper Awards for the paper, “Human Centered Game Design for Bioinformatics and Cyberinfrastructure Learning,” which he presented at XSEDE on July 24.
The paper was co-authored by Perry, HCDE Professor and Perry’s advisor Cecilia Aragon, Stephanie Cruz (College of Engineering Research Assistant and PhD student in Medical Anthropology), Mette Peters (Sage Bionetworks), and Jeanne Chowning (Northwest Association for Biomedical Research). It provides a human centered game design methodology for science educators and science game designers, as well as design implications for integrating collaborative learning experiences into the usage of large-scale shared computing resources and services. In the talk, Perry detailed their ongoing design process with high school students, undergraduate and graduate students, scientists, and educators in the development of the bioinformatics and cyberinfrastructure learning game Max5.
The annual XSEDE conference highlights the science, education, outreach, software, and technology used by the National Science Foundation funded XSEDE network of supercomputers and related tools and services.