I recently published an article in the journal Digital Culture and Education, Game Mechanics to Promote New Understandings of Identity and Ethnic Minority Stereotypes.
This paper discusses the design, creation, and evaluation of a new class of digital games, Identity Supportive Games, as a tool to promote new understandings of self-identity and ethnic minority stereotypes. In particular, aspects of the Asian-American experience, including the effects of Asian stereotypes like the “Model Minority” myth, were targeted. In this design-based research study, qualitative and quantitative data sources explored the impact of game mechanics within Identity Supportive Games on both Asian-American and Non-Asian participants. Items investigated include: perceptions of Asian-American stereotypes, the ability to promote reflections and thoughts on self-identities and goals, the learning of facts regarding the Asian-American experience, and new understandings of Asian-American culture. Click here to download the article.
Lee, J. J. (2013). Game Mechanics to Promote New Understandings of Identity and Ethnic Minority Stereotypes. Digital Culture & Education, 5:2, 127-150.