Gamification of Hazards Recognition in Mining with a Tabletop Card Game

Laurie P. Wilson, Leonard D. Brown, Rustin Reed, Jefferey L. Burgess

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Abstract

We have developed a card game called Very Good Day to facilitate higher order thinking skills for hazard recognition and mitigation. Using a three-way matching game mechanic, learners are incentivized through competition and challenge to mitigate hazards by applying the hierarchy of critical controls. The game also emphasizes communication, as no mitigation strategy is valid without attaining group consensus. Stealth evaluation is provided via a composite “safety index” which is based on gameplay choices. Increasingly sophisticated controls require more thought to implement, translating to higher composite safety indices. Play testing was conducted over a 10-month period with 211 learners in the mining industry. Results indicated a high level of engagement, with 95% of users able to apply better controls than the minimums to mitigate hazards.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Simulation and Digital Human Modeling - Proceedings of the AHFE 2020 Virtual Conferences on Human Factors and Simulation, and Digital Human Modeling and Applied Optimization
EditorsDaniel N. Cassenti, Sofia Scataglini, Sudhakar L. Rajulu, Julia L. Wright
PublisherSpringer
Pages159-166
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783030510633
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
EventAHFE Virtual Conference on Human Factors and Simulation and the International Conference on Digital Human Modeling and Applied Optimization, 2020 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Jul 16 2020Jul 20 2020

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume1206 AISC
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365

Conference

ConferenceAHFE Virtual Conference on Human Factors and Simulation and the International Conference on Digital Human Modeling and Applied Optimization, 2020
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period7/16/207/20/20

Keywords

  • Hazard recognition
  • Mining
  • Serious games
  • Training
  • Usability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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