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ERIC Number: EJ914244
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1046-8781
Researching Travel Behavior and Adaptability: Using a Virtual Reality Role-Playing Game
Watcharasukarn, Montira; Krumdieck, Susan; Green, Richard; Dantas, Andre
Simulation & Gaming, v42 n1 p100-117 Feb 2011
This article describes a virtual reality role-playing game that was developed as a survey tool to collect travel behavior data and explore and monitor travel behavior adaptation. The Advanced Energy and Material Systems Laboratory has designed, developed a prototype, and tested such a game platform survey tool, called Travel Activity Constraint Adaptation Simulation (TACA SIM). A main objective is investigating adaptability under the simulated situation of rapid fuel price. The computer game survey approach has the potential to capture real behavior data through a well-controlled experiment, because the participant experiences the survey as a role-play exploration. Feedback from participants confirms that TACA SIM collects data efficiently in an acceptable time while the participants enjoyed the experience. The authors propose that this gamed-based survey approach provides the basis for collecting and evaluating travel behavior data and adaptation behavior. (Contains 1 table and 9 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand