Researchers


Rita Orji

Post Doctoral Fellow, Persuasive Games

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.

Projects


Publications

Year 2017


A Framework and Taxonomy of Videogame Playing Preferences

Gustavo F. Tondello, Rina R. Wehbe, Rita Orji, Giovanni Ribeiro, and Lennart E. Nacke. 2017. A Framework and Taxonomy of Videogame Playing Preferences. In Proceedings of the 2017 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play - CHI PLAY '17. Amsterdam, Netherlands. ACM. doi:10.1145/3116595.3116629

Gamified and Persuasive Systems as Behavior Change Agents for Health and Wellness

Dennis L. Kappen and Rita Orji. 2017. Gamified and Persuasive Systems as Behavior Change Agents for Health and Wellness. In XRDS: Crossroads, The ACM Magazine for Students 24, 1: 52-55. ACM. doi:10.1145/3123750

Positive Gaming: Workshop on Gamification and Games for Wellbeing

Gustavo F. Tondello, Rita Orji, Kellie Vella, Daniel Johnson, Marierose M. M. van Dooren, and Lennart E. Nacke. 2017. Positive Gaming: Workshop on Gamification and Games for Wellbeing. In Proceedings of the 2017 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play - CHI PLAY '17 Extended Abstracts. Amsterdam, Netherlands. ACM. doi:10.1145/3130859.3131442

Recommender Systems for Personalized Gamification

Gustavo F. Tondello, Rita Orji, and Lennart E. Nacke. 2017. Recommender Systems for Personalized Gamification. In Proceedings of UMAP’17 Adjunct. Bratislava, Slovakia. ACM. doi:10.1145/3099023.3099114

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 - CHI 2017. Denver, CO, USA. ACM, 1015-1027. doi:10.1145/3025453.3025577

UMAP 2017 Fifty Shades of Personalization - Workshop on Personalization in Serious and Persuasive Games and Gameful Interactions: Organizers’ Welcome

Elke Mattheiss, Marc Busch, Rita Orji, Gustavo F. Tondello, Andrzej Marczewski, Wolfgang Hochleitner, Michael Lankes, and Manfred Tscheligi. 2017. UMAP 2017 Fifty Shades of Personalization - Workshop on Personalization in Serious and Persuasive Games and Gameful Interactions: Organizers’ Welcome. In Proceedings of UMAP’17 Adjunct. Bratislava, Slovakia. ACM, 395-397.

Year 2015


Personalization in Serious and Persuasive Games and Gamified Interactions

Marc Busch, Elke Mattheiss, Rita Orji, Andrzej Marczewski, Wolfgang Hochleitner, Michael Lankes, Lennart E. Nacke, and Manfred Tscheligi. 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