Do Girls Prefer Girl-Designed Games?

Eight same sex, same grade teams (four 5th and four 8th grade) were guided through a
two week space learning and game design brainstorm camp to envision a game concept
that would “make kids just like you” become interested in space exploration. The 8
child-envisioned game ideas were adapted into short (roughly 3 minute) promos for
hypothetical space learning games. The promos were shown to 145 middle school
children without revealing the gender of the design teams. Girl games were perceived
as better for learning. Rank order results showed same gender preferences. Females like
girl games better and males like boy games better. However general liking measures are
weaker, showing that males really like boy games, and females react negatively to
violent themes. Females rated girl games closer to gender neutral than boy games,
although all were overwhelmingly perceived of as for boy or for everyone rather than
for girls.

hi all,

this is a pdf from Michigan State University about “Do Girls Prefer Girl-Designed Games?”

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2 Responses to “Do Girls Prefer Girl-Designed Games?”

  1. October 20, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    What a super blog!! Keep up the good work..

  2. March 6, 2010 at 2:35 am

    your blog is very good.i like it!i am a girl and likes to play games for girls

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