“On further reflection: From serious games to reflective game design”
Rilla Khaled, University of Malta
Tuesday, March 11, 1:00-2:30pm
All are welcome to attend
Rilla Khaled is an associate professor at the Institute of Digital Games at the University of Malta and has a PhD in Computer Science from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. Her research focuses on how to design more effective and meaningful serious and persuasive games, the interactions between games, gamification, and culture, how to adapt game design methods to foster creativity and design diversity, and game design and AI. She is currently the lead game designer for the EU FP7-funded ILearnRW project. Her current personal research project, REFLECT, introduces reflective game design, an alternative approach to the design, deconstruction and interpretation of play experiences. With a background in software engineering and cross-cultural psychology, Rilla’s interests extend from the software-level design and development of games up to their higher level effects on and as cultural practices.