Bachelor's Thesis

Development of a training game to train interference control in children with ADHD.


Marcel Morillo


Processing Period:

06.10.2020 - 05.01.2021


Children with ADHD are characterized by hyperactivity, impulsiveness, and inattention. Besides, children with ADHD have deficits in executive functions such as the ability of interference control. Interference control is the controlled inhibition of behavior. It means the ability to inhibit behavior and thereby avoid those activities or actions that would be counterproductive to achieving the desired goal. With good inhibition, targeted attention is easier to direct and interference stimuli can be better suppressed. When presenting children with ADHD a dominant and a secondary stimulus, it could be useful for them to practice responding to the secondary stimulus and thus suppress the automatic response to the dominant stimulus.

The prototype will be developed within the MATS project. Therefore, the focus of this bachelor thesis is the conception of a training game, especially for the executive function interference control, and the iterative development of a prototype. An important aspect is the target group-oriented development process, where approaches of participatory design are applied.