The Interaction Lab, School of Computer Science at Heriot-Watt University have revived the Weather Game – an online game designed to understand how best to present probabilities in weather forecasts by Liz Stephens and the Met Office..
The team at Heriot-Watt are using the game to investigate how the presentation of information affects how people make decisions. The study will focus on investigating how probability information can be best presented to maximise effective decision-making.
The game sees the return of Brad the ice cream seller who is trying to maximise his profits based on your decisions. During the game, you will be asked a series of questions related to weather predictions with the aim of giving advice to Brad, based on the forecast for that week. Brad will make more or less money depending on the advice you give him.
Participation is anonymous. To find out more check out the new Weather Game website.