Experience Design: Play & Participation
Networks and computational systems are profoundly changing the essential human experience of communication, participation, and play. Design is shifting as control passes from designers to consumers. What underlying characteristics determine engagement and connectivity? How are electronic games and social networks creating new forms to entertain and shape social space? Students examine topics that include: computer interfaces as limitations and bridges; identity; participatory media and social engagement; mobility; game genres, mechanics, and ecology; and technologies for building games and social networks. The goal is to formulate methodologies for designing interactive experiences that facilitate participation.
Not Offered This Semester