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Students invited to design games

The CHI+MED project and UCL Interaction Centre invite teams of students to design a game that will be made freely available on errordiary.org. Prizes will be awarded at the final showcase, including £1000 for first place, £500 for runner up and £500 for the people’s choice. Get started by registering here for our kick-off event, taking place on Feb 1st 2014 at UCL.

We’ll have a series of mini-talks by domain experts who will present perspectives that relate to key aspects of our research including: human error, blame culture and working within healthcare. We’ll also have an exciting session on designing persuasive games. At the Q&A session, you can fire your questions at our panel of experts. After lunch, we’ll get people started on developing ideas with a workshop on novel game mechanics. This will be your chance to dive in, find teammates and explore ideas for the competition.


Schedule:

10.30 Coffee and tea
11.00-12.15 Mini-talks (15 mins)
- Intro and brief (Jo Iacovides)
- Human Error and Errordiary (Sarah Wiseman)
- Blame Culture (Chrystie Myketiak)
- Working in healthcare (Emley Pine)
- Game design (Simon Fox)
12.15-1.00 Panel (all)
1.00-2.00 Lunch
2.00-4.00 Game mechanics workshop (Simon Fox)


Posted 06 Jan 14 15:57