Design Workshops for Wearables, Body and Games

Are you a designer/developer/professional/researcher or a person working on topics related to game design and development, fashion design, interaction design, cosplay, psychophysiology and other related areas to wearables, body, and games? Join us for our interdisciplinary workshop series.

Gamification Group is organizing a workshop series on the topics of WEARABLES, BODY and GAMES. In these workshops, we will give a close look to distinct facets of these interdisciplinary topics by bringing together players and professionals from different related disciplines. Our aim is to explore the integration of body data and wearables to gameplay of various game genres.
We are looking for participants who have experience in game design and development, fashion design, interaction design, cosplay, psychophysiology and so on. If you have a connection to one or more of these disciplines and interests, please apply by filling the application form. You can also check the topics of each workshop below, and apply if you think your discipline is related any of them. We will choose participants depending on the relation of their background to workshop topics until our capacity is filled.

We expect applicants to participate in 2 full-day (09:00-18:00) workshops. First one is selected from 5 possible days that have different themes (see list the below for themes and dates) and the second one is the Fusion Workshop on 19.02.2018, which will bring together all participants in the previous workshops

Application Form: https://goo.gl/forms/sjWbXj2ahFt5tZUC2
Application Deadline: Two days prior to each workshop

Workshops will be held at Tampere University. Exact locations will be announced soon. Note: Travel expenses will be compensated for the participants who reside outside of Tampere.

 

Workshop Dates and Topics:

7 February 2019, 09:00-18:00 – Interaction Modalities for Game Wearables
In this workshop, participants will work on different types of interaction possibilities on playful wearable concepts for games. More details will be presented at the beginning of the workshop.

Required expertise: Game Design, Interaction Design, Wearable Design and Development, Game Development, Other Related Expertise to Games and Wearables

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8 February 2019, 09:00-18:00 – Movement of Body in Games
In this workshop, participants will ideate on the different types of body movements and their functions and effects on gameplay. More details will be presented at the beginning of the workshop.

Required expertise: Game Design, Interaction Design, Theater, Costuming, Cosplay, Wearable Design and Development, Game Development, Other Related Expertise to Games, Movement and Wearables

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11 February 2019, 09:00-18:00  РSocial Interaction in Games through Wearables

In this workshop, participants will work on the social interaction that can be facilitated by wearables in games. More details will be presented at the beginning of the workshop.
Required expertise: Game Design (Social Features, Multiplayer Games), Interaction Design (Social Interaction through Devices), Wearable Design and Development, Game Development, Other Related Expertise to Games, Computer Mediated Social Interaction and Wearables

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13 February 2019, 9:00-18:00 – Bioadaptivity in Games

In this workshop, participants will ideate on the utilization of body signals (i.e. heartrate) to control games.
Required expertise: Game Design, Interaction Design, Wearable Development, Biology, Medicine, Psychophysiology, Other Related Expertise to Games, Biosignals and Wearables

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15 February 2019, 09:00-18:00 – Costumes as Game Controllers

In this workshop, participants will create concepts focusing on wearables’ features referring to self-expression, identification to game characters and transformative play. More details will be presented at the beginning of the workshop.
Required expertise: Game Design, Interaction Design, Theater, Costuming, Cosplay, Wearable Design and Development, Game Development, Other Related Expertise to Games, Costumes and Wearables

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19 February 2019, 09:00-18:00 – Fusion Workshop (We expect all participants to partake in the Fusion Workshop)

In this workshop, all participants from previous workshops will work in groups to ideate on holistic concepts stemming from their experience on the distinct facets of playful wearables. Participation in this workshop is expected from all participants.

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