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Video Games and Software Engineers: Designing a study based on the benefits from Video Games and how they can improve Software Engineers
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Computing, Department of Software Engineering.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Context: This is a study about investigating if playing video games can improve any skills and characteristics in a software engineer. Due to lack of resources and time, this study will focus on designing a study that others may use to measure the results and if video games actually can improve software engineers.

Objectives: The main objectives are finding the benefits of playing video games and how those benefits are discovered. Meaning what types of games and for how long someone needs to play in order to be affected and show improvements. Another objective is to find out what skills are requested and required in a software engineer. Then it is time to design the study based on the information gathered.

Methods: There is a lot of literature studying involved. The method is parallel research which is when reading about the benefits of playing video games, then also reading and trying to find corresponding benefits in what is requested and required in software engineers.

Results: There are many cognitive benefits from video games that are also beneficial in software engineers. There is no recorded limit to how long a study can go on playing video games that it proves to have negative consequences. That means that the study designed from the information gathered is very customizable and there are many results that can be measured.

Conclusions: There is a very high chance that playing video games can result in better software engineers because the benefits that games provide are connected to skills requested and required by employers and other expert software engineers that have been in the business for a long time and have a high responsibilities over other teams of software engineers.

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2017. , 13 p.
Keyword [en]
Software Engineering Video Games Benefits
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Software Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-15324OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-15324DiVA: diva2:1148686
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PA1445 Kandidatkurs i Programvaruteknik
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PAGIP International Software Engineering
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