Role: Lead designer, artist, and programmer
Additional team members:
- Development: Michael Corrin (programming, database), Minyan Wang (3D model of vasculature), Nick Woolridge (skull model)
- Research: Jodie Jenkinson, Michael Corrin
Audience: Medical/anatomy students
Description: Two interactive, web-based study-aids were designed for medical students learning human vascular anatomy (one game, one non-game). Both study-aids reinforces anatomy knowledge by engaging students in path-finding tasks wherein they travel from one location in the circulatory to another, based on vascular branching patterns.
- Vascular Invaders (video above) is a game wherein the player must complete the path-finding task within a limited amount of energy. Beware! Traveling against the flow of blood or revealing structures on the 3D model for help reduces energy.
- The Vascular Anatomy Study Aid (images below) does not have any game elements (e.g. energy mechanic, storyline, power-ups, music, etc.) but contains the same educational content, graphics, tasks, and sound effects as the game.
Medium: Unity (programming), Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator (artwork)
Awards: Best Web-Based Education Game (European conference on Game-Based Learning, 2015)
Vascular anatomy study aid
Read more about the research associated with Vascular Invaders and the Vascular Anatomy Study Aid on the ScienceVis Lab website.