Report ITAG 2011, Nottingham

Posted by Niels on Thursday October 27th 2011 at 21:51

Nottingham Trent University hosted The Interactive Technologies and Games: Education, Health and Disability (ITAG) 2011 conference on the 25th and 26th of October. As the name indicates, the conference’s main topic was technologies which help people in need, be it for educational issues, health problems, or disabilities. It was positive to see so many people putting in effort to raise the living standard of people coping with such issues.

I presented a paper I wrote together with Steven Malliet called “Considering Design Concerns in Game for Physical Rehabilitation.” In the paper we review and discuss 21 publications which deal with games for physical rehabilitation. In particular, an answer is presented to the claim that games for physical rehabilitation are too often developed from a rehabilitation-centered perspective. You can download the Powerpoint presentation here.

Before leaving Nottingham, I also visited the GameCity event on Old Market Square. The event presented many promising works by young game designers. If you’d like, take a look at their website.

E-culture fair: 16 and 17 november 2011, Hasselt

Posted by veerle on Wednesday October 26th 2011 at 08:37

The play&game group will present the final results of the OSMA project at the e-culture fair and is looking for new collaborations to futher build on the OSMA platform.

GameHUB Event, 25 oktober 2011, C-Mine Genk

Posted by veerle on Friday October 7th 2011 at 11:30

The play&game research group is one of the partners in the GameHUB project.

During the GameHUB event several keynote speakers will talk about the actual situation of the existing game companies in Flanders and The Netherlands and share their experiences and visions on this evolving market. Workshops organized in the afternoon will illustrate the knowledge gathered in the GameHUB project and give the participants a first hands-on introduction to specific topics of the game development process.

Infographic: Video Games and Education

Posted by veerle on Monday October 3rd 2011 at 20:51
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