Analyzing The Behavior Of Individuals With High Uncertainty Avoidance In Relation To The Design Of Online Game-Based Educational Learning Interfaces

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With the exponential growth of technology, online educational games has become an intrinsic part of our daily lives, shaping the way we communicate, share information, and interact with one another. Uncertainty avoidance refers to a society's tolerance for ambiguity and the unknown. Cultures characterized by high uncertainty avoidance tend to favor clear rules, stability, and predictability. Within the sphere of the game based platforms, this cultural trait can greatly influence design preferences. Platforms targeting audiences from such cultures might benefit from intuitive interfaces, clear navigation, and comprehensive user guidelines. By offering consistent layouts, routine confirmatory feedback, and a lucid user experience, the comfort level of these users is enhanced. To deliver deeper into this aspect, a questionnaire was sent out to 152 Saudi students. Their responses provided insights into the dynamics of their engagement with the online educational gaming platforms. By comprehending their preferences, behaviors, and challenges on educational and technologists can develop strategies, tools, and educational programs tailored specifically to their needs. This ensures that Saudi students can navigate through these platforms seamlessly and safely, empowering them to harness its potential without encountering the pitfalls it might present. This is not just about understanding their trends, but also about fostering an environment where they can benefit from global connectivity without compromising their cultural values and personal security. As the online educational game platforms expand globally, addressing these cultural nuances becomes paramount for optimal user engagement and retention.

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