Detailed Outline for the thesis paper
I met up with my thesis advisor and we discussed different approaches to create scenarios for the game. We shortlisted a set of social anxiety challenges for each level.
We also approached Dr. Ali Mattu and requested him to be my external advisor for my thesis.
While creating the game/ tool, the idea was to apply the concepts of “learning via empathy”. Hence to invoke empathy for the character in the game/ tool, I felt that I needed to add a back story that everyone could relate to. Hence, for now, the plan to show that a high school student who was bullied at school and had to move to a new school faces several social anxieties in various situations. The game/ tool will be help the new student to make new connections, friends and become part of the community at the school.