Systems Design Engineering

Marvin Pafla is a Master's student in Systems Design Engineering. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in both Psychology and Computer Science at the University of Konstanz (Germany). Marvin's interest lie Games Research, Human-Computer Interaction, and Artificial Intelligence. He has experience in public display research. Marvin is supervised by Prof. Dr. Stacey Scott and Prof. Dr. Mark Hancock. Marvin attended the 2018 CHI Conference in Montreal and will be in attendance at the 2019 ISS Conference in Tokyo.

"After I finished my undergraduate studies in Psychology and Computer Science, I took part in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) research which lets me combine my interests. Specifically, I worked on interventions to increase the usability of public large interactive displays by mitigating social concerns that people have about the usage of these displays. Since then I gained interest in games research, artificial intelligence and its interaction with humans. That is why I started my Master's in System Design Engineering under the supervision of Stacey Scott and Mark Hancock in Fall 2018, while being affiliated with the Games Institute at the University of Waterloo."

- Marvin Pafla 


Sample Publications 

Increasing Passersby’s Engagement with Public Large Interactive Displays: A Study of Proxemics and Conation.

- Mojgan Ghare, Marvin Pafla, Caroline Wong, Stacey D. Scott, and James R. Wallace

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