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Are Game Engines Software Frameworks? A Three-perspective Study [article]

Cristiano Politowski, Fabio Petrillo, João Eduardo Montandon, Marco Tulio Valente, Yann-Gaël Guéhéneuc
2020 arXiv   pre-print
We report that: (1) Game engines are not well-studied in software-engineering research with few studies having engines as object of research. (2) Open-source game engines are slightly larger in terms of  ...  In this paper, we explore open-source game engines along three perspectives: literature, code, and human. First, we explore and summarise the academic literature on game engines.  ...  Discussions We now discuss the results of our study of engines along the three perspectives. Perils for Engines and Frameworks Kalliamvakou et al.  ... 
arXiv:2004.05705v3 fatcat:lgiic75lqvd5nhu5kcyv46hmby

Therapists' Perspective on Virtual Reality Training in Patients after Stroke: A Qualitative Study Reporting Focus Group Results from Three Hospitals

Ludwig Schmid, Andrea Glässel, Corina Schuster-Amft
2016 Stroke Research and Treatment  
The final coding scheme included categories on a four-level hierarchy: first-level categories are (a) therapists and VR, (b) VR device, (c) patients and VR, and (d) future prospects and potential of VR  ...  The study was analysed based on a phenomenological approach using qualitative content analysis. Results. After code refinements, a total number of 1289 codes emerged out of 1626 statements.  ...  They thank Lydia Fischer (OT) for participating in a test interview to evaluate the interview guide and her helpful comments and they are thankful to  ... 
doi:10.1155/2016/6210508 pmid:28058130 pmcid:PMC5183768 fatcat:eqg6ml7tkvhkblih4yvtlzchzi

Evaluating software engineering simulation games: The UGALCO framework

Daniela C. C. Peixoto, Rodolfo F. Resende, Clarindo Isaias P.S. Padua
2014 2014 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE) Proceedings  
Since our framework is not prescriptive, there are no restrictions regarding its attributes, evaluation perspectives or techniques.  ...  The increasing interest in Software Engineering simulation games leads to the problem of how to assess these games in order to measure their real benefits.  ...  BACKGROUND As a preliminary to the framework itself, we introduce three important issues addressed in this paper: a literature review of Software Engineering simulation games, the simulation game applied  ... 
doi:10.1109/fie.2014.7044204 dblp:conf/fie/PeixotoRP14 fatcat:qgt7rwxqhrak5bosrc3du7rywm

The Bespoke 3DUI XNA Framework

Paul D. Varcholik, Joseph J. LaViola, Charles Hughes
2009 Proceedings of the 2009 ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Video Games - Sandbox '09  
The Bespoke 3DUI XNA Framework distinguishes itself from other platforms, in that it provides 3D user interface machinery in a game development framework.  ...  This paper presents the Bespoke 3DUI XNA Framework, an open-source software platform for research in 3D user interaction.  ...  Game Engine Features What is distinct about the Bespoke 3DUI XNA Framework is that it provides 3D user interface machinery in a game development framework.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1581073.1581082 fatcat:uph7x7bp2vgsvnesfqdiumy6ci

Collaborative framework for browser games development

Jorge Pena
2011 Proceedings of the 2011 Workshop on Open Source and Design of Communication - OSDOC '11  
This research shows that a collaboration framework for creating open source and open content browser games is possible and paves way for future studies about the community creation in this type of collaborative  ...  This dissertation describes a conceptual model and prototype for a collaborative framework for browser games development using open source and open content.  ...  Frameworks and methodologies There are some research papers studying the game development process and proposing frameworks and tools to improve the process.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2016716.2016734 fatcat:2jntrvrurbd7pm2ylim2lhbjni

A framework for teaching software development methods

Yael Dubinsky, Orit Hazzan
2005 Computer Science Education  
This article presents a study that aims at constructing a teaching framework for software development methods in higher education.  ...  The article describes in detail the research background, the research method, and the gradual emergence process of a framework for teaching software development methods.  ...  SUMMARY This article describes a study during which a comprehensive framework that describes the teaching of software development methods was shaped.  ... 
doi:10.1080/08993400500298538 fatcat:sbkzwc54yvfttlskngz2s7nw6e

Computational thinking framework [chapter]

Julian Fraillon, John Ainley, Wolfram Schulz, Daniel Duckworth, Tim Friedman
2019 IEA International Computer and Information Literacy Study 2018 Assessment Framework  
defined task" • CT "is a bridge between science and engineering-a meta-science about studying ways or methods of thinking that are applicable to different disciplines" • CT is "what humans do as they approach  ...  For example, imagine a student was required to design a game.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-19389-8_3 fatcat:enifzsubwjg6zn2k3pppxutiim

Strategic Frameworks [chapter]

Timothy Devinney, Grahame Dowling
2020 The Strategies of Australia's Universities  
Some have a fairly common global core of knowledge, such as business studies, computing, engineering and mathematics.  ...  Why Rankings Is the Wrong Game to Play From a strategic perspective, seeking to better one's place in a statusranking system is a competitor-focused strategy.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-981-15-3397-6_5 fatcat:3oxknot7xvbblmwtjyaiay6aye

A Framework for Monitoring Evolution and its Drivers in Training Simulators

Ebba Thora Hvannberg
2019 Journal of Interaction Science  
We propose a three-dimensional framework which consists of what changes during the evolution of training simulators, what are the drivers for those changes and how the changes effect innovation and robustness  ...  The contribution of the paper is a framework that can be used to carry out empirical studies on evolution of training simulators.  ...  External and internal drivers of change are measured not only in software engineering but also in engineering design.  ... 
doi:10.24982/jois.1813019.002 fatcat:wrngabic3zcabdoxbggitv772y

Smart education framework

Kadir Alpaslan Demir
2021 Smart Learning Environments  
Furthermore, these technologies are enabling a shift in the education paradigm.  ...  This study contributes to the current literature with a smart education framework. The smart education framework will guide future smart education system designs.  ...  Acknowledgements The views and conclusions contained herein are those of the author and should not be interpreted as necessarily representing the official policies or endorsements, either expressed or  ... 
doi:10.1186/s40561-021-00170-x fatcat:sib2wdz6zvg7bl7e62pqwj2olq

AN ANALYSIS OF EDUCATIONAL GAMES DESIGN FRAMEWORKS FROM SOFTWARE ENGINEERING PERSPECTIVE

Mifrah Ahmad, Lukman AB. Rahim, Noreen Izza Arshad
2015 Journal of Information and Communication Technology  
In addition, the analysis continues in the context of software engineering practices to develop effective educational games.  ...  This paper presents a survey of the different frameworks for educational games and analyzes these frameworks against several criteria for effective video games, well-designed games and key elements of  ...  Research from the development perspective is important because educational games are also a type of software and as such, software engineering practices should be practice in its development.  ... 
doi:10.32890/jict2015.14.8 fatcat:pgohwivfc5aarpjzmrm54bljhm

CAHR: A Contextually Adaptive Home-Based Rehabilitation Framework

Ali Karime, Mohamad Eid, Haiwei Dong, Mohamad Halimi, Wail Gueaieb, Abdulmotaleb El Saddik
2015 IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement  
A prototype of the framework is tested for three weeks by two patients with wrist deficiencies.  ...  The results obtained are promising and indicate that the proposed framework may be very beneficial for home-based rehabilitation.  ...  FRAMEWORK PROTOTYPE We have implemented a software game based on the components shown in the Rehabilitation Engine module of the proposed framework.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tim.2014.2342432 fatcat:ut7walwnzvefvcwpzzlmocjrw4

Service-oriented simulation framework: An overview and unifying methodology

Wenguang Wang, Weiping Wang, Yifan Zhu, Qun Li
2010 Simulation (San Diego, Calif.)  
In this paper, we propose a novel three-dimensional reference model for a service-oriented simulation paradigm.  ...  In particular, the model inspects the crossover between the disciplines of modeling and simulation, service-orientation, and software/systems engineering.  ...  Three-Dimensional Implication Despite of the partial perspective from the 1D and 2D interpretation, a 3D view illustrated in Figure 2 provides a complete multi-perspective consideration of a service-oriented  ... 
doi:10.1177/0037549710391838 fatcat:nrmou5ui6bab7fkqixnelcclce

Framing tangible interaction frameworks

Ali Mazalek, Elise van den Hoven
2009 Artificial intelligence for engineering design, analysis and manufacturing  
To date, a number of different frameworks have been proposed that each provide different perspectives on the tangible interaction design space, and which can guide designers of new systems in different  ...  This focus on design, interaction, and physicality is interesting, as the origins of the field are rooted in engineering methods and have only recently started to incorporate more design-inspired approaches  ...  Three case studies are analyzed using the framework as examples.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0890060409000201 fatcat:farva5vtq5gqhgomrhvfcn664m

Emotional Attachment Framework for People-Oriented Software [article]

Mohammadhossein Sherkat, Antonette Mendoza, Tim Miller, Rachel Burrows
2018 arXiv   pre-print
Its aim is to facilitate the process of getting a deeper insight into emotional goals in software engineering.  ...  To demonstrate the framework in use, emotional goals are elicited for a software application that aims to provide help for homeless people.  ...  It is our assumption in this study that the stories facilitates sensemaking the abstract emotional goals in a way that software engineers are familiar with, i.e. user story.  ... 
arXiv:1803.08171v3 fatcat:sk3tuobux5c7ddh4jvyrzd2tum
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