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The videogame industry is a considerable market: in 2012, the industry was worth over $86 billion USD and about seventy-two percent of American households play videogames. It is unsurprising, then, that commercial and educational developers and/or researchers have sought to capitalise on...
Design, Simulation and Evaluation of Effective Industrial Information Systems: Case of Machine Condition Monitoring and Maintenance Management Information SystemsDownload
Industrial information systems can improve the management of industrial operations by providing relevant and timely information on the status of physical assets via condition and process monitoring systems, and by enabling the effective use of data by systems and processes that restore proper...
This thesis examines the emergence and proliferation of installation art in the 20th Century and the ways in which its complexities have been contended through the establishment of three frameworks that establish categories belonging to the genre. Frameworks by Nicolas de Oliveira, Mark...
Fuegito is an educational software package for learning about programming two player games. The package provides a simple, yet flexible and extensible framework which allows students to study the core search algorithms of computer game-playing, and extend them easily in projects. The current...
Narrative in videogames remains a frequently discussed topic in game studies. In 1997, two books offered differing points of view on the value of videogames as storytelling mediums: Janet Murray’s Hamlet on the Holodek and Espen Aarseth’s Cybertext. In the former, though Murray refers to the...
Background: This project is part of the Translating Research in Elder Care (TREC) program of research, a multi-level and longitudinal research program being conducted in 36 nursing homes in three Canadian Prairie Provinces. The overall goal of TREC is to improve the quality of care for older...
Organizational readiness for knowledge translation in chronic care: A review of theoretical components.Download
Background With the persistent gaps between research and practice in healthcare systems, knowledge translation (KT) has gained significance and importance. Also, in most industrialized countries, there is an increasing emphasis on managing chronic health conditions with the best available...
Real Options Decision Framework for Research and Development: A Case Study on a Small Canadian High-Technology Start-UpDownload
Research and Development (R&D) projects can be both innovative and highly uncertain. Allowing for managerial flexibility and adopting real options methods and incorporating technology readiness level scales to assess the maturity of technologies progressing through development stages, can help...
Background: Defining what constitutes a resident care unit in nursing home research is both a conceptual and practical challenge. The aim of this paper is to provide evidence in support of a definition of care unit in nursing homes by demonstrating: (1) its feasibility for use in data collection,...