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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 Prizes will be awarded at the final showcase, including 1000 for first place, 500 for runner up and 500 for the peoples choice. Get started by registering here for our kick-off event, taking place on Feb 1st 2014 at UCL.

Well 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. Well 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, well 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.


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