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Sultan Alharthi

Visiting Ph.D Student, Planning Interfaces

Sultan is a Ph.D. student at New Mexico State University, USA, under the supervision of Dr. Zachary O. Toups and Dr. Igor Dolgov. He holds a M.Sc. in Computer Science from California Lutheran University. His main interests include serious games for training, augmented and virtual reality games, wearable computers, and idle games. His thesis centers around applying Activity Theory to analyze Urban Search & Rescue teams’ planning and sensemaking practices to inform the design of training games. He worked for several years as a lecturer in the Department of Information Systems in the College of Computer Science at Jeddah University, Saudi Arabia.

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Year 2018


Investigating the Impact of Annotation Interfaces on Player Performance in Distributed Multiplayer Games

Sultan Alharthi, Ruth C. Torres, Ahmed S. Khalaf, Zachary O. Toups, Igor Dolgov, and Lennart E. Nacke. 2018. Investigating the Impact of Annotation Interfaces on Player Performance in Distributed Multiplayer Games. In Proceeding of the 2018 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI 2018. Montreal, QC, Canada. ACM, 314. doi:10.1145/3173574.3173888

Practical Insights into the Design of Future Disaster Response Training Simulations

Sultan Alharthi, Nicolas LaLone, Ahmed S. Khalaf, Ruth C. Torres, Lennart E. Nacke, Igor Dolgov, and Zachary O. Toups. 2018. Practical Insights into the Design of Future Disaster Response Training Simulations. In 15th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2018). Rochester, NY, USA. .