Researching the Metaverse

  • Over half of US 8–12 year olds said they had played Roblox in the last week;
  • In the UK, Roblox and Minecraft tied for the game that the most 8–12 year olds had played within the last week;
  • In the US, Roblox was the 4th most-played game among 8–12 year olds in the past week;
  • Around a third of US and UK kids said they had played Roblox in previous 24 hours, suggesting that Roblox is a daily habit for many young people.
First iteration of a Roblox research space
Second iteration of a Roblox research space
Iteration 3 of the Roblox research space
Roblox research space by Corey Ellis-Johnson
My first researcher avatar in Roblox
Children’s movements in the metaverse
Second iteration of my Roblox researcher avatar

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Dylan Yamada-Rice

Dylan Yamada-Rice

Senior Tutor in Information Experience Design, Royal College of Art & Senior Research Manager, Dubit. www.dylanyamadarice.com