HCI Games Group at CHI 2014 in Toronto

HCI Games Group at CHI 2014 in Toronto

This year, the annual ACM conference on Computer-Human Interaction (CHI), was held in Toronto, Ontario. The conference serves as a global summit of researchers, academics, and industry professionals in fields related to computer science, software development, user research, and interaction design. At the conference, the HCI Games Group was involved in the organization of both a workshop and a special interest group revolving around the role of games and games research in the field of computer-human interaction . . . (Read More)
IEEE GEM 2014

IEEE GEM 2014

This year, the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society launched the Games, Entertainment, and Media (GEM) conference series, following the success of the previous International Games Innovation Conferences. Uniting the worlds of research and industry expertise, the conference serves as a platform for examining the current state of the art in game development and user research . . . (Read More)

Spirit 50 – Gamifying Fitness for Older Adults

HCI research has many applications outside of the laboratory. Concepts related to user experience and interactive entertainment are ingrained in several aspects of everyday life, especially with the increasing prevalence of mobile and social technology. By applying the principles of games research to systems design, we can enhance the quality of commonplace interactions, inspiring a higher level of motivation in completing otherwise unexciting responsibilities or tasks . . . (Read More)