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Julie Kientz Research Group

Summer 2015

Evaluating a Game to Promote Inclusion of Young Children

This DRG will focus on running an experimental study to determine how effective a tablet application is at supporting play between children ages 4-7 who are typically developing and who experience social, emotional, communication, or other similar disabilities.

In July, we will carry out the study with multiple dyads of children. In August, we will code the collected video data. Participants in the DRG will be expected to facilitate the study by doing tasks such as recording video, taking notes, greeting and debriefing participants, etc. and then help with coding.

The DRG is co-led by HCDE PhD student Kiley Sobel and Associate Professor Julie Kientz. If you are interested in registering, please contact Kiley Sobel at ksobel@uw.edu.

  • Register for 2-3 credits.
  • Meeting times/place: TBD

Spring 2015

Reading Group: Game Design and Theory
Mondays, 12–1 p.m.
420 Sieg Hall

This reading group will bring together students and faculty to read and discuss research papers relevant to the design, evaluation, and theory of games and video games. Each week, there will be two students assigned to choose and lead the group a discussion on a single paper they select. This will be a 1-credit hour course for HCDE 596, with 2 hours per week of reading and 1 hour per week of group discussion. The group will meet on Mondays from 12–1 p.m. in 420 Sieg Hall. This group will be co-led by Ph.D student John Porter and Associate Professor Julie Kientz. If you are interested in registering, please contact John Porter at jrporter@uw.edu.


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