Workshop “Best Practices to Establish a Gaming Research Center” [Thursday, March 23]
8. March 2023
We are very happy to organize this First Workshop on “Best Practices to Establish a Gaming Research Center” in the Series GRC (Game Research Center)! The workshop is open also for non-members and starts at 09:30 at the Event Room of the DSI (Rämistrasse 69, first floor)! We also have the possibility to stream via Zoom, please contact us (see below) if you want to join online!
The DSI Community Gaming has received generous funding for its activities by the DSI Board with the long-term goal of establishing an overarching structure for pursuing its topic. This coincides with our vision to establish a Game Research Center in the near future.
This first workshop “Best Practices to Establish a Gaming Research Center” (in a series of events pursuing the creation of a “Gaming Research Center”, GRC) is organized with the purpose to exchange knowledge on how to establish and manage a lab/research center in general and to create a fruitful collaborative synergy with the existing centers and labs. Throughout the workshop (please refer to a detailed schedule below) the participating labs will be introduced and there will be the opportunity to tackle the most prominent issues and furthermore discover the main objectives for synergies.
For this first workshop, our invitees are:
- Prof. Dr. Johanna Pirker [fellow of the DSI Community Gaming]
Professor for media informatics at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and assistant professor, software engineer, and researcher at the Institute of Interactive Systems and Data Science at Graz University of Technology (TUG)
Founder and director of the Game Lab Graz at Technische Universität Graz <https://gamelabgraz.com>
- Dr. Peter Podrez
Senior researcher at the Institut für Theater- und Medienwissenschaft, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Founder and director of the Games Lab at the Institut für Theater- und Medienwissenschaft, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
- Prof. Dr. Yannick Rochat
Assistant professor at the Department of Linguistics and Information Studies of the Faculty of Humanities from University of Lausanne
Co-founder of the GameLab of the University of Lausanne and EPFL
- Dr. Beat Suter and René Bauer
Senior lecturer for Game Design at the University of the Arts Zurich
Lecturer, researcher and head of Master education in the subject area of Game Design
Co-founders and co-directors of the GameLab at the ZHdK
- Dr. Anna Martin-Niedecken
Head of the Institute for Design Research & Senior Researcher at the Subject Area Game Design, Department of Design at Zurich University of the Arts
Founder of the Exergame Research Hub
Co-founder and co-director of the Digital Health Design Living Lab (funded by DIZH)
Schedule of the workshop
Unfortunately, the representatives of the ETH Game Research Center are not able to attend. Therefore and for further exchange, we will continue this series. Also planned in this series is a workshop on “Best Practices in Implementing Games in Teaching” (GRC-2), taking place in the fall semester 2023.
If you want to join online, please sent an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org