As part of a research project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, we are starting the development of a digital intervention to help parents living with an adolescent suffering from anorexia to better manage their daily relationship. This intervention consists of an interactive simulation, immersing users in everyday situations, aiming at teaching how to interact appropriately with persons suffering from the disorder.
The uniqueness of our solution is to generate dynamic and personalized learning environments for the acquisition of relational and social skills. We aim to generate dynamically both the events taking place in the "narrative simulation" and the actions available to the user. More specifically, we will seek to finely personalize the initial situation and the course of the simulation according to the context (location, professions, family structure, etc.) and the patient’s behavioral characteristics.
The recruited post-doc will help to coordinate the numerous activities necessary for this project and support the PhD student involved in designing and implementing the interactive simulation.
He or she will have to:
- Plan the activities
- Ensure the realization of tasks on due time by the different team members
- Provide support to the PhD to guide him/her in his/her research
- Act as a facilitator between the psychological and technical part
- Challenge the technical decisions taken in the project
- Ensure a coherent user experience for the learners (lead game design)
- Manage the iterative testing of the system, in coordination with users
- Support the development of specific modules
- Support research activities within the project, such as protocol design
- Participate to scientific publications.
Duration: 1 year