Poké Planner: A Web-Based Pokémon Team Builder / Educational Video Games as a Means of Promoting Interpersonal Skills

Phan, Eddy, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Virginia
Norton, Peter, EN-Engineering and Society, University of Virginia
Morrison, Briana, University of Virginia

How can digital games be optimized both to promote satisfying gameplay and to improve personal development? Games can be designed to promote cognitive, emotional, or social development. A technical project, Poké Planner: A Web-Based Pokémon Team Builder, was developed to simplify the team-building effort in Pokémon. A web application was developed with which users can retrieve Pokémon data through the Pokedex page for analysis so that they can create optimized teams. With this application, users can find any holes in their team’s coverage. How have companies and their clients (schools, employers, and others) promoted video games as methods of training students, employees, or others in interpersonal skills? By incorporating digital games into training and learning programs, individuals can develop the skills necessary to succeed in various personal and professional settings.

BS (Bachelor of Science)
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