Sunday, July 7, 2013

We are looking for a Postdoc candidate in Persuasive Gaming

My department is currently looking for a Postdoc candidate in the field of persuasive gaming: Please check it out - you can apply till August 19!
Utrecht University (UU), Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) are looking for highly motivated Postdoc and PhD candidates who consider it a challenge to conduct their research in the context of a collaborative research project funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) on Persuasive Gaming. From Theory-based Design to Validation and Back. The project is a collaboration between UU, TU/e, EUR and a number of Dutch game developers.
Project description
The research in this collaborative project is concerned with the characteristics, design principles, and effectiveness of persuasive gaming. We study gaming practices that combine the dissemination of information with attempts to engage players in particular behaviors and attitudes. The project has three subprojects: two PhD projects and one Postdoc project. The PhD projects focus on design principles (TU/e) and validation (EUR), the Postdoc project focuses on the persuasive dimensions of serious games (UU).

For more information, click here.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Summer School 2014: Identity and Interdisciplinarity in Games and Play Research

Together with a group of other European universities active in the field of games and play studies, we got a EU grant to set up an ERASMUS Intensive Program in the form of a Summer School in 2014:
The first interdisciplinary European summer school in game and play research will take place 16-31 August 2014 at Utrecht University in The Netherlands. It is is aimed at talented PhD and MA/MSc students who are interested in the study of games and play. It offers students an innovative interdisciplinary platform for learning about games and play that doesn’t exist anywhere else in Europe or beyond.
A proper website will follow, but for now head over to our GAP website for further details.