Xavier Durand-Hollis's Projects

Kerem B’Yavneh

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May 18th, 2016

The fun and quirkiness of your favorite farming and city-building games meet the richness and vibrancy of Jewish ritual, history, and thought. Run a profitable homestead, observe festivals, learn Torah, and experience life and community in ancient Yavneh, the birthplace of modern Judaism. Kerem B’Yavneh (meaning literally “A Vineyard in Yavneh”) is a custom, collaboratively designed […]

Train Like An Astronaut

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May 15th, 2015

Astronauts may have difficulty adhering to exercise regimens at vigorous intensity levels during long space missions. Keeping up with exercise prescriptions is important for aerobic and musculoskeletal health during space missions and afterwards. A key impediment to maintaining intense levels of exercise is motivation. However, finding ways to motivate astronauts to be physically active at […]

Freaky Deaky Flashback

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April 27th, 2015

Flashback to 1969! Peace, love, and crime fighting through four games in one! Assume the role of an undercover FBI Agent, Daniel Jacobs… Freaky Deaky Flashback is a free-to-play game for Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch), Android, and Amazon Kindle devices. In Freaky Deaky Flashback, you assume the role of an undercover FBI Agent, Daniel Jacobs, […]

CyberPartners

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October 22nd, 2014

THE DESIGN OF A SOFTWARE-GENERATED WORKOUT PARTNER TO BOOST MOTIVATION IN EXERGAMING Background Recent research has shown that exercising with a more capable partner where one’s performance is indispensable to the group (referred to as the Köhler motivation gain effect) leads to greater effort in partnered exergame play. Objective Based on positive results with young […]