Unlocking the Meaning of Digital Game Playing
Digital games have become a pervasive mainstream form of cultural expression and a key driver of technical and economic development in Canada. Although half of all adults play digital games, we know comparatively little about how people play them as part of their everyday lives. Dr. Mia Consalvo, Canada Research Chair in Digital Games Studies and Design, is studying game play in its many forms. Consalvo is investigating the role of game play in daily routines. She is also focusing on developing better methods to collect and analyze multiple forms of player data and feedback. In addition, Consalvo is studying game design to determine how elements of game play can create different experiences for players. Consalvo’s research will advance the field of game studies by creating a series of best practice methods for the study of game play and players.