Researchers


Maria Aufheimer

Visiting Graduate Student, NPCs and 3D Modeling

Maria is a Media Informatics Master's student from Ulm University, Germany. Besides her studies, she is interested in researching the effects of non-player character design on players, especially those of villains and antagonists. As a visiting student, her goal is to develop her skills by working with experienced researchers.

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Publications

Year 2018


Exploring the Role of Non-Player Characters and Gender in Player Identification

Katja Rogers, Maria Aufheimer, Michael Weber, and Lennart E. Nacke. 2018. Exploring the Role of Non-Player Characters and Gender in Player Identification. In Proceedings of the 2018 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play - CHI PLAY '18 Extended Abstracts. Melbourne, VIC, Australia. ACM, 271-283. doi:10.1145/3270316.3273041

Towards the Visual Design of Non-Player Characters for Narrative Roles

Katja Rogers, Maria Aufheimer, Michael Weber, and Lennart E. Nacke. 2018. Towards the Visual Design of Non-Player Characters for Narrative Roles. In Proceedings of Graphics Interface 2018. Toronto, ON Canada. 154-161. doi:10.20380/GI2018.21