Serious Music Game Design and Testing

  • Szu-Ming Chung
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8778)


This experimental research intends to design a serious music game for preoperational children. Based on Piaget’s cognitive developmental theory, Kodály and Orff’s approach, the researcher integrates the Taiwanese folk tunes and folksongs materials, the western music system, and multi-touch screen technology to create serious music games. These games are developed as mobile applications to run an experimental study with 21 preschoolers from a local private kindergarten. The testing process collects data by participant observation, video recording, and learning records on tablet PCs. This paper presents the exploration and discussions of the problems and solutions for developing a valid serious game testing for preschoolers.


serious music game preschoolers android system interface design qualitative research 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Szu-Ming Chung
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  1. 1.Department and Institute of Digital Content DesignLing Tung UniversityTaichungTaiwan, ROC

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