Games and Entertainment Community SIG: Reaching Beyond CHI

Lennart E. Nacke, Pejman Mirza-Babaei, Magy Seif El-Nasr, Heather Desurvire, and Regina Bernhaupt. 2014. Games and Entertainment Community SIG: Reaching Beyond CHI. In Proceedings of CHI EA 2014. Toronto, ON, Canada. ACM, 1123-1126. doi:10.1145/2559206.2559216


Games and Entertainment have become important areas of research within the field of Human-Computer Interaction. The community has grown dramatically in the past years. During the previous CHI conference, there were a growing number of game-oriented submissions demonstrating the increased importance of the field. In 2014, the successful Student Games Competition and the Games User Research workshop (in its third iteration) continue to tie together students, researchers and practitioners. Games and Entertainment is one of the five research areas that have been selected as Spotlights in CHI 2014. Given the increase in quantity and variety of submissions, and the involvement and engagement of practitioners within the community, it is important for the community to have this SIG as a forum.