Calling all Citizen Scientists, we need you!
Skill Lab: Science Detective is a detective story that takes place on a university campus. As a player, you are the detective who helps scientists at the university solve the mystery of the strange events happening in their laboratories. With Skill Lab: Science Detective we want to create cognitive maps based on different cognitive skills to understand better how people solve problems, make decisions, and (in the near future) work with other people. To achieve this, we are taking two steps: First, we will be combining the games with psychological tasks. This will ensure that the games are good for understanding cognitive skills. The second step is to use the data from the first step to give you a cognitive map as well as the type of detective you are based on your skills.
Why are there cognitive tasks between the games in Skill Lab: Science Detective?
We know that the tasks are time-consuming and less entertaining than the game itself. However, the more people play these tasks and games, the more accurate will be the cognitive map and your player type that we provide you based on your cognitive skills.
Once we have received enough completed gameplays, the first step in providing feedback to you is your cognitive map. This is a map of your cognitive skills as you have used them to play the games. This map is still under construction, and it will become more complex and accurate with more participants playing the games and solving the tasks. We will also give you a diploma of participation as proof of your contribution to science and to reveal the type of detective you are!
We hope that the potential of these maps will encourage you to complete the tasks in Skill Lab: Science Detective. Please stay in touch for updates.
Thanks again for supporting our work. Your help is invaluable to our Citizen science project!