Chi Sparks 2014 — “Creating the Difference”
The Hague University of Applied Sciences, The Hague

Creating the Difference

ReSearchNow – Playful App for Participation and Engagement in (Design) Education

The mobile app ReSearchNow stimulates alert observation and abstract thinking. The pilot version is used in (design) education, offering students a richer learning experience. Students are triggered to participate and add content to the app, inside and outside the classroom and during and outside scheduled study timetables. Students engage in topics related to the study program via the app and are motivated to add content by playful interaction and principles of game play.

The usage of and feedback on the pilot version of ReSearchNow by a group of ± 180 students makes clear that ReSearchNow has potential to grow. The majority of the students agreed with the statements: ‘The app helped me to engage in the study assignment’ and ‘Using the app was a enjoyable way to engage in my study’.