The goal of the zest series is to share ideas and knowledge that is being pioneered by individuals that are affiliated with UC Santa Cruz. Zest is inspired by the innovative labs that CITRIS principal investigators develop alongside undergraduate and graduate students here at UCSC. We hope to ignite the imagination of students by discussing the work that faculty and undergraduates are doing with the tools that UCSC has to offer.
Games have the power to motivate health and rehabilitation programs to be more interactive, fun and playful, while allowing progress to be monitored and communicated by the underlying sensors and algorithms. Learn how, through user-centered design methodology, we can balance the design and functionalities of the games while maintaining the playful aspects of repetitive, intensive and often boring tasks.