PhD Student, Game Design and User Interaction for Older Adults - University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Dennis KappenDennis L. Kappen, alumnus of the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California, is a member of the IDSA and ACIDO. He was part of the design team that won the IDEA 2005 and IDEA 2004 award for products designed for Bloomberg Inc. He has designed numerous consumer products He has a post graduate degree in Design (M.Des.) and a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Production Engineering.

Dennis has more than 16 years of hard core product design and development experience in various fields including new technology, consumer products, kiosks and internet technology devices, medical products and hand held electronic devices. He is a keen researcher in the field Game Science and Interaction modalities.

Dennis is engaged in consulting projects and is a faculty member in the Industrial Design Degree program at Humber College, Toronto. He is currently pursuing his aspirations of research at UOIT under Dr. Lennart E. Nacke, researching gaming technologies and user interaction as applied to aged and disabled persons in their public spheres.

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Affiliation: 
University of Ontario Institute of Technology

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