The Lincoln Games Research Network  is glad to announce a game studies symposium on Wednesday, 23rd May 2018.

Morning session – 10am until 2pm at IntLab (INB1103)
The morning session starts with a presentation by our guest Dr Mina Vasalou from UCL Knowledge Lab at the Institute of Education. Her talk is titled “A Critical Examination of Feedback in Early Reading Games”. Mina is a designer and human-computer interaction researcher. She has been working as an interactive designer for several years on a variety of projects, spanning from training support, learning games for children, health management tools to web applications. She has a PhD in HCI/Computer-mediated Communication from Imperial College London. She has been working at the School of Management of the University of Bath, and the University of Birmingham’s HCI Centre in Computer Science.

After Mina’s talk, there are three presentations from the Lincoln Games Research Network:

Dr Khaled Bachour (University of Lincoln, School of Computer Science): “Research-led games: tensions between research agenda and artistic vision”
Dr Jussi Holopainen (University of Lincoln, School of Computer Science): “Game Design Research”
Dr Paolo Ruffino (University of Lincoln, School of Film and Media): “Video Games for Earthly Survival: Gaming in the Post-Anthropocene”

Afternoon session – 2:30pm at AAD0W25 Lecture threatre
In the afternoon we have a guest lecture by Prof Alessio Malizia. Alessio is Professor of User Experience Design at University of Hertfordshire and a distinguished speaker of the ACM (the international Association for Computer Machinery). His research and teaching interests focus on Human-Centred Systems, and the design of Ubiquitous Interactive Systems with a special focus on the End-User Development community. The talk is open to students.

For those of you who wish to reach Lincoln on the evening of May 22nd, we are going to have informal drinks and dinner.

Participation at the symposium is free but places are limited. If you are interested, please send an email to