News archive - July 2020

Friday, July 31, 2020

Touchless Elevator Concept presents accessible solution for COVID-19 contamination

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. A story about this work is featured on the Waterloo Homepage: Elevating haptics.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Virtually There Summer Contest

About the Contest

This contest will help the community remember and re-envision the GI physical space while we’re all sadly separated from it. Contest entries will seek to recapture feelings, visuals, or stories about the goingson, memories, or longings for the building we’re locked out of. These can be serious, funny, contemplative, research-amped, meme-y—whatever you want to express.

Monday, July 20, 2020

Grand Prize Winners Announced for Terrorarium Level-Building Contest

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June 30, 2020 — Stitch Media announced the grand prize winners of the "Inaugural Intergalactic Murder Gardening Contest", otherwise known as a level-building contest for their 3D action-platformer Terrorarium.
The contest was designed to recognize talented game design students and recent graduates by giving them an opportunity to increase their design portfolios and receive feedback from industry members.
Friday, July 10, 2020

The Games Institute welcomes 4 new faculty members

The Games Institute is very pleased to welcome four new faculty members (in alphabetical order): Robert Burns from Kinesiology, Dr. Daniel Harley from the Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business, Dr. Luke Potwarka from Recreation and Leisure Studies, and Dr. Muhammad Umair Shah from Management Sciences. In lieu of walking them around the Institute for face-to-face introductions, we asked them a few questions so our community can get to know them better...

Monday, July 6, 2020

The Games Institute Celebrates FDA Approving The First Prescription Video Game For Kids With ADHD

For the first time, US doctors can prescribe a video game. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just approved EndeavorRX as an effective treatment for kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD

– quoted from "The FDA Just Approved The First Prescription Video Game For Kids With ADHD" by David Nield in Science Alert.

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