July 2020

Touchless Elevator Concept researchers take us behind the scenes of their process

The Touchless Elevator Concept was developed by GI member Tanay Singhal, Research Intern for the Haptic Computing Lab, and co-author Mahika Phutane, a PhD student at Cornell doing research in HCI and Accessibility.

The Pam Report part 3: Games facilitate interdisciplinary discourse

Wait… so you’re telling me playing games facilitates interdisciplinary discourse?

This preliminary exposure to games as icebreakers helped form lasting bonds with the other co-op students after only an hour of playing Werewolf. Throughout the term, I watched many other groups bond over play. However, what is “play” and how does it help to 1) sustain the environment; and 2) encourage discourse.

What is “critical play” and how does it invite interdisciplinary discourse?

Connecting Through Games: Recapping the first ever Virtual GI Jam

Read the original piece published on Waterloo Stories here.


For the students at the Games Institute (GI), cancelling Waterloo’s termly GI Game Jam was never an option.

“Games as learning sandbox” Approach: The story behind the Ideas Clinic and Games Institute crossover

Engineering IDEAs Clinic graphic

We asked Dr. John Harris, valued GI alum from Computer Science and founder of the Playful Pixel, to tell us the story of his collaboration with the Ideas Clinic, a Software Engineering initiative that offers creative crash-courses for first-year students. Dr. Harris stepped in to support the clinic in designing and delivering a game experience. Read on to discover the results of this unique interdisciplinary collaboration and find out what “Games as learning sandbox” means.

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