Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Holidays

Done so far.....
  • Sample Survey
  • Self-efficacy Survey on volunteers
  • Created YourCity game application
  • Tested YourCity with the volunteers
  • Generated results from volunteers step count
  • Literature review 
  • Methods & Methodology

    To do for rest of Easter.....
    • Analysis survey results
    • Start the study part of thesis
    • Get volunteers to take after self-efficacy test
    • Screenshots of all the volunteers cities
    • Design Enthuasastep
    • Implement Enthuasastep with powerpoint and pdf
    • Test enthuasastep with usability test

    Monday, April 18, 2011

    Testing the self-efficacy of my volunteers

    I needed to know which type of self efficacy my volunteers had (high/low) towards physical activity. I used  Health-Specific Self-Efficacy Scales created by Ralf Schwarzer & Britta Renner to get a self-efficacy rating of my volunteers. It worked out that 4 had high self-efficacy towards physical activity and 4 had low self-efficacy towards physical activity. The questionnaire can be found at

    Sunday, April 17, 2011

    YourCity Online on YOYO Games

    Added: 17 April 2011
    By: sdliverpool
    I planned on having the game using the instant play feature on the YOYO games website but it is disabled at the moment for some reason. Instead the game has to be down loaded from the site. Game maker have released a new version Game maker 8.1 two days ago that rectified this issue but I used Game Maker 8 and due to time constraints not modifying my game to Game Maker 8.1. This was an issue for administrating the game but I overcame this issue by a 5 digit code system. The volunteer tells me their step count and I give them a 5 digit code for their earned energy unit. Different codes for each day. Any member of the public or any of the volunteers can access the game online and download it to their PC. The down load is a zip file that consists of an executable of the game and the files generated for each of my volunteers.