Promoting Game Accessibility: Experiencing an Induction on Inclusive Design Practice at the Global Games Jam

Scott, Michael and Ghinea, Gheorghita (2013) Promoting Game Accessibility: Experiencing an Induction on Inclusive Design Practice at the Global Games Jam. In: Proceedings of the Inaugural Workshop on the Global Games Jam, May 14, 2013, Chania, Crete.

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Abstract / Summary

The Global Games Jam (GGJ) attracts many people who are passionate about games development, coming from a range of educational backgrounds. Therefore, the event can be experienced by novices and student developers as an opportunity for learning. This provides an opening to promote themes and ideas that could help form future thinking about games design, emerging as a form of induction on key design issues for new practitioners. Such an approach aims to raise awareness about issues which learners could help develop and take with them into industry. However, the experience itself affords a deep experiential rhetoric and dialogue with experts that could be an effective pedagogical tool for issues seldom addressed deeply in formal educational settings. This paper describes an account by one such individual, being introduced to game accessibility through participation in the GGJ. As such, it is not intended as a rigorous empirical analysis, but rather a perspective on one way a game jam can be experienced, inviting further research on the topic.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Computer Science, Information & General Works
Technology > Digital Works > Digital Games
Education
Courses by Department: The School of Film & Television > Games and Animation
Depositing User: Michael Scott
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2015 15:06
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2015 15:06
URI: http://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/1651

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