My research interests include game-based learning, adaptive learning environments, UX/UI design and research, and visual communication for creative thinking and information visualization.

Publications

Kuba, R., & Jeong, A. (in press). Demystifying visual design: A sequential analysis of design processes in infographic visual composition. Journal of Visual Literacy

Smith, G., Shute, V.,Rahimi, S., Dai, C., & Kuba, R. (in press). Stealth Assessment and Digital Learning Game Design. In M. P. McCreery & S. K. Krach (Eds), Games as Stealth Assessments. DIO Press.

Kuba, R. (2021, July). Presentation matters: Basics of graphic design in educational technology. C2C Digital Magazine,1(15), 7.

Kuba, R., Rahimi, S., Smith, G., Shute, V.J., & Dai, C. (2021). Using the First Principles of Instruction and multimedia principles to design and develop in-game learning support videos. Educational Technology Research and Development, 69(2), 1201-1220. doi:10.1007/s11423-021-09994-3

Rahimi, S., Shute, V.J., Kuba, R.,Dai, C., Yang, X, Smith, G., & Fernándes, C.A. (2021). The use and effects of incentive systems on learning and performance in educational games. Computer & Education, 165, 1-17. doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2021.104135

Yang, X., Rahimi, S., Shute, V.J., Kuba, R., Fernándes, C.A., & Smith, G. (2021). The relationship among prior knowledge, accessing learning supports, learning outcomes, and game performance in educational games. Educational Technology Research and Development, 69, 1055–1075. doi:10.1007/s11423-021-09974-7

Shute, V.J., Smith, G., Kuba, R., Dai, C., Rahimi, S., Liu, Z., & Almond, R. (2020). The design, development, and testing of learning supports for the Physics Playground game. International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education, 1-23. doi:10.1007/s40593-020-00196-1

Shute, V.J., Rahimi, S., Smith, G., Ke, F., Almond, R., Dai, C., Kuba, R., Yang, X., Liu, Z., & Sun, C. (2020). Maximizing learning without sacrificing the fun: Stealth assessment, adaptivity, and learning supports in educational games. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 37(1), 137-141. doi:10.1111/jcal.12473

Selected
Refereed Conferences

Kuba, R., Xu, J., Dai, C., & Ke, F. (2022). Fundamental Principles of Interaction: Designing user interfaces for adaptive, linear, and free-choice game navigation paths. American Educational Research Association International Conference, San Diego, CA.

Kuba, R. & Jeong, A. (2021). Exploring how designers apply visual design principles to create visual composition for instructional infographics. Association of Educational Communications and Technology International Conference, Columbus, OH.

Kuba, R., Shute, V.J., & Rahimi, S. (2021). Students’ perceived competence and extrinsic and intrinsic motivation in a physics educational game. American Educational Research Association International Conference, Online.

Rahimi, S., Shute, V.J., Kuba, R., Dai, C., Yang, X, Smith, G., & Fernándes, C.A. (2021). Maximizing Learning and Performance Using Incentive Systems in Educational Games. American Educational Research Association International Conference, Online.

Kuba, R., Smith, G., Dai, C., & Rahimi, S. (2020). Applying multimedia principles in the design and development of learning support videos in game-based learning. Association of Educational Communications and Technology International Conference, Online.

Kuba, R., & Jeong, A. (2019). Visual design principles in multimedia learning. Association of Educational Communications and Technology International Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Invited Talks

2021, July | Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL
Topic: Data analytics in educational technology research

2021, February | Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL
Topic: Visual design for instructional designers

2021, February | FSU Environmental Health & Safety, Tallahassee, FL
Topic: Graphic design basics

2019, November | Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL
Topic: Visual design principles in multimedia learning

2017, July | Juventude PL workshop, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Topic: Graphic and digital design: Job, career, and projects

Service

2021–present – Reviewer, Journal of Information Technology Education
(Gold Reviewer 2021)

2021–present – Reviewer, Journal of Research on Technology in Education

2021–present – Reviewer, Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology

2021–present – Reviewer, SN Computer Science Journal

2021–present – Reviewer, The Design Principles and Practices Journal

2021–present – Reviewer, Journal of Technology and Teacher Education

2021–present – Reviewer, The Learner Journal Collection

2020–present – Reviewer, The Internet and Higher Education Journal