News archive - March 2021

Thursday, March 25, 2021

The HCI Games Group and the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology create a visual storytelling experience

The HCI Games Group at the GI collaborated with researchers from the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology to provide a visual storytelling experience that explores and explains how nanotechnology is used in our everyday lives, including an explanation of the covid vaccine.

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The project combines digital visual storytelling and game technology. Read more about it here.

Monday, March 15, 2021

Dr. Daniel Harley presents sound-based VR experiences in TEI Article

Dr. Daniel Harley, GI faculty member and Assistant Professor at the Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business, co-authored “Playing by Ear: Designing for the Physical in a Sound-Based Virtual Reality Narrative” with Aneesh P. Tarun, Bonnie J. Stinson, Tudor Tibu, and Ali Mazalek.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Dr. Neil Randall and Jennifer Rickert create interactive animation guides for ARIA, health app rating system

Dr. Peyman Azad Khaneghah, Occupational Therapist and postdocrotal fellow at UW, created a health app rating system entitled Alberta Rating Index for Apps (ARIA) to help people sort through the 300,000+ health apps on the market. In an article by Agewell, Canada's technology and aging network, Dr. Khaneghah explains the intention and design driving the rating system project. 

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Dr. Umair Shah co-authors paper about the role of personality factors on video game engagement

GI faculty member Dr. Muhammad Umair Shah from the Department of Management Sciences is a co-author on the recently published paper in IEEE Access, “The Role of Personality Factors Influencing Consumer Video Game Engagement in Young Adults: A Study on Generic Games” with authors Amir Zaib Abbasi, Umair Rehman, Helmut Hlavacs, Ding Hooi Ting, and Saima Nisar.

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