Share Paper: BALUCHON: A serious game Acquire disaster management skills during through a game or Education for non-professional disaster rescuers by game

  1. Irvika Francois, University of Florida, United States
Wednesday, March 9 6:30 PM-8:00 PM Hermitage C

Abstract: When a disaster strikes, in a country that has no disaster plan, everyone might become a rescuer. Rescuing requires some critical skills that can be acquired while playing. The army and many organizations have resorted to games to train their candidates. Rescue me is a game that have been designed after the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Due to the really simple play rules, "Baluchon" allows children and parents alike to acquire skills that could become vital in case of a non-preventable disaster. The game allows serious topics to be discussed in a non-traumatic environment.