Dominique Jaccard

Professor

Contact information

E-mail:  dominique.jaccard(a)heig-vd.ch

Phone:  +41 24 55 77 556

Professor at the University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland and academic fellow at University of Geneva.

ORCID Profile: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4037-2322

 

Teaching activities

Bachelor and master courses in the fields of project management, serious games, complexity & systems thinking.

 

Research activities

For more than 10 years, his research activity focuses on experiential learning, serious games and simulations.

At the head of the AlbaSim research team at the University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland, he lead research & development projects in the area of serious games, with the goal to design innovative solutions for higher and professional education.

Dominique has been the originator and team leader of several projects such as the Project Management Game (which is now used for training purposes by many universities and companies in Switzerland and abroad), Wegas (development of simulation authoring software) and many other serious games for education purposes in fields like health, crime scene investigation, energy management or sustainable urbanism.

 

Education

Master in Business Information Systems (2000)
University of Lausanne

Diplôme fédéral d’aptitude pédagogique (1999)
Institut Suisse de pédagogie pour la formation professionnelle

Master in Economics (1994)
University of Lausanne

Bachelor in Rural Engineering (1991)
Ecole d’Ingénieurs de l’Etat de Vaud

 

Peer-reviewed conference papers and journals

Jaccard D., Maksay G., Hulaas J. (2019) Media Serious Game – a serious game as an introduction to HES studies, in Proceedings of the Gamification & Serious Games Symposium (GSGS’19), Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

Plumettaz-Sieber M., Hulaas J., Sanchez E.. (2019) Jaccard D., Co-design of a serious game for computing education, in Proceedings of the Gamification & Serious Games Symposium (GSGS’19), Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

Plumettaz-Sieber M., Jaccard D., Hulaas J., Sanchez E. (2019) Évaluation de l’acceptabilité, l’utilité et l’utilisabilité du tableau de bord du jeu “Programming Game, in Proceedings of Workshop « Learning Computational Thinking from Kindergarten to University: Experience reports and scalability », EIAH2019, Paris, France.

Plumettaz-Sieber M., Sanchez E., Jaccard D., Hulaas J., Junod C., Bardy L.,Simillion F., Canvel B., Maurer A., Fidanza L. (2019). Co-conception d’un jeu d’apprentissage de la programmation, in Proceedings of Ludovia#CH, Switzerland.

Morard S., Paukovics E., Sanchez E., Hulaas J., Jaccard D. (2019), Conception collaborative du jeu Péroll’ard : Outils, méthodes et processus, in Proceedings of Ludovia#CH, Switzerland.

Cooremans C., Jaccard D., Rohde C., Hulaas, J. (2019) Play the game – Learning energy efficiency can be fun. Seriously!, European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ECEEE 2019) Summer Study on Energy Efficiency, 3–8 June 2019, Presqu’île de Giens, France.

Jaccard D., Hulaas J. and Dumont A. (2018). Analyse comparative des comportements dans les serious games pour améliorer l’impact sur l’apprentissage, in Proceedings of Ludovia#CH, Switzerland.

Jaccard D., Hulaas J. and Dumont A. (2016). Using Comparative Behavior Analysis to Improve the Impact of Serious Games on Students’ Learning Experience, in Proceedings of Games and Learning Alliance: 5th International Conference, GALA 2016, Netherlands.

Picca D., Jaccard D., Eberlé G. (2015). Natural Language Processing in Serious Games: A state of the art. International Journal of Serious Games

Delémont O., Voisard R., Jaccard D., Meyer M. (2015). From Serious game for crime scene coordination to a reflexion about the roles of images in police activity. NIFF Neuchatel.

Preissmann D., Sylvestre E., Jaccard D., Junod C., El Bez C. (2014). Flexitests: pédagogies actives en psychologie. 8ème Colloque «Questions de pédagogies dans l’enseignement supérieur», Brest.

Bonazzi R., Missonier S., Jaccard D., Bienz P., Fritscher B. & Fernandes E. (2011). Analysis of serious games implementation for project management courses. Proceeding of the 8th Conference of the Italian Chapter of AIS (ItAIS).

Jaccard D., Riboni S. (2010). A Customizable Serious Game for Project Management Education. 3rd International Conference eLBa Science, Rostock.

Jaccard D., Riboni S. (2010). An Innovative Simulation Plateform for Project Management Education. 2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education, Valence.

 

Talks for general public, interviews & media

“Media Serious Game – un serious game pour l’introduction aux études HES” (2019), ExplorCamp, Ludovia#CH, Switzerland.

Sanchez, E., & Jaccard, D. (2019), Concevoir des ressources pédagogiques, une question de collaboration. L’Educateur(7), 3-4.

Jaccard D. (2019). Créateurs de jeux vidéo indépendants et enseignement : quels points de rencontre ? Table ronde dans le cadre de l’école d’été LudoviaCH

“Serious Games & Simulations for academic education” (2018), European Association for International Education

“Serious game et innovation pédagogique” (2018), Café de l’innovation pédagogique, Université Aix-Marseille, France

“Abaisser le coût de production d’un serious game de 200’000 à 30’000 euros” (2016), News Tank Higher Ed & Research

“Serious games: quel potentiel pour l’apprentissage des langues ?” (2015), Conference ASCI, Switzerland

“Serious game pour la formation à l’évaluation clinique cardiaque” (2015), Journée e-learning santé, Lausanne Switzerland

“Serious games and education” (2014), Radio Télévision Suisse – Radio program CQFD

“Serious games for education” (2014, Swiss Game Developers Association, Fribourg, Switzerland

“Serious games, from co-creation to collaborative learning” (2014), Presentation at “Innovation Day” at University of Lausanne, Switzerland

“Games for professional trainings?” (2013), Conference for political representatives of Canton de Vaud, Lausanne, Switzerland

“Serious games: past, present and future” (2013), Keynote speaker at InnoVaud-connect about Virtual Reality and Serious Games, Lausanne, Switzerland

“Games for professional trainings?” (2013), Conference for political representatives of city of Lausanne, Switzerland

Jaccard D., Roth S. (2012). Formation à la gestion de projet et simulations. Revue Economique et Sociale.