Sessions
GOTO Amsterdam

Wednesday Dec 8
15:30 –
16:10
Veilingzaal

HOWTO: Get Rid of Your Fear of Bugs!

Mobile apps can be used for productivity, entertainment and communication, but did you know they can also be used for science?

In this talk, Erwin will explain how he developed a mobile app to aid research on anxiety treatment. Children with specific fobia, like fear of spiders or dogs, can mitigate these fears by practising. The purpose of this app is to coach the children during this practise. He will discuss how the various scientific principles were implemented in the application and how he used feedback from child panels to optimise the design of the app. Erwin will also show which mechanisms were implemented to motivate children to practise and how he aligned the technology with the specific requirements that come from scientific research and children as a target group.

After this talk you will have a good impression about how app development for a scientific application could be conducted.

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