Game design researcher presents March 6
El-Nasr, associate professor and director of game educational
programs and research at Northeastern University in Boston, will present "Games User Experience and Design Research" March 6, 12:30 p.m., in the Student Center multipurpose room.
The presentation will explore game design, an evolving field that is stimulated by interdisciplinary research in psychology, computer science, human computer interaction, and media arts, including film, theatre, and animation. Researchers are exploring a better understanding of game users' motivations, personalities, emotions, tendencies, and habits; the results have potential for traditional gaming as well as educational and health-based social media environments and games.
Seif El-Nasr holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Northwestern University and a master of science in computer science from Texas A&M University. Her research focuses on enhancing game designs by developing tools and methods for evaluating and adapting game experiences; Her work is internationally known and has been cited in several game industry books.