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Develop a Gamified Mobile Application for Cybersecurity Education

Principal Investigator: 

Kevin Moberly, associate professor, English, Old Dominion University

Co-Principal Investigators:

CCI Node Affiliation:

Coastal Virginia

Project Description: 

The project proposes to use gamification, which is when various aspects of game playing such as rewards, badges, quests, and competitive standing are used to heighten user engagement with a product or service. 

The proposed project will leverage a user-centered design process to develop a mobile application prototype that will gamify cybersecurity education and assessment. 

Artists from a variety of fields are involved in developing assets for the game. 

To further facilitate widespread user engagement with cybersecurity, the project will also use abstraction: the process of simplifying more complex concepts so that they can be consumed by a larger audience.