Report ITAG 2011, Nottingham
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.