Researchers


Rita Orji

Post Doctoral Fellow

Dr. Rita Orji is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Games Institute, working with Dr. Lennart Nacke and Dr. Chrysanne Di Marco. Rita’s research at the Games Institute focuses on creating persuasive games aiming to help adolescents avoid various interconnected risky health behaviours (e.g., risky sex; drugs and alcohol use). Previously, Dr. Orji was a Visiting Senior Lecturer at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria, and a Postdoctoral Fellow at McGill University, Canada and at Yale University, USA. She received her PhD in Computer Science from the University of Saskatchewan in 2014. Before moving to Canada, she received a MSc in Information Systems (Informatics) from Middle East Technical University, Turkey, and a BSc in Computer Science from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria. Rita is particularly passionate about studying how Behaviour Change Support Systems and Persuasive Technologies can be designed to help people move towards improved health and wellness.

Publications

Year 2017


Towards Personality-driven Persuasive Health Games and Gamified Systems

Rita Orji, Lennart E. Nacke, and Chrysanne Di Marco. 2017. Towards Personality-driven Persuasive Health Games and Gamified Systems. In Proceeding of the 2017 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Denver, CO, USA. ACM. doi:10.1145/3025453.3025577

Year 2015


Personalization in Serious and Persuasive Games and Gamified Interactions

Manfred Tscheligi, Lennart E. Nacke, Michael Lankes, Wolfgang Hochleitner, Andrzej Marczewski, Rita Orji, Elke Mattheiss, and Marc Busch. 2015. Personalization in Serious and Persuasive Games and Gamified Interactions. In Proceedings of the 2015 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play - CHI PLAY '15. London, UK. ACM, 811-816. doi:10.1145/2793107.2810260