ICA CFP - Motivational Uses and Applications of Digital Games

This year's 63rd annual conference of the International Communication Association will be including a special pre-conference event focusing on the power of play and the motivational aspects of digital games.  The event will take place in London on June 17, 2013, and is set to include presentations of research abstracts as well as workshops on game designs emphasizing motivational uses of games.  Pre-conference topics will include:

  • Digital games as a motivational medium
  • Digital game theories to explain motivation
  • Game content and design considerations to evoke motivation
  • Gaming experience, solo and social play for motivation
  • Motivation to play vs. motivation to change beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors
  • Innovative methods for studying motivational uses and applications of games
  • Effects of motivational uses of digital games
  • The mechanism of digital game motivation
  • The process and challenges of
    • Using digital games for commercial profit
    • Using digital games to facilitate learning, to raise awareness, or to change behavior

The event is con-sponsored and being organized by the ICA Game Studies special interest group and ECREA's  Digital Games Research Temporary Research Group.  The full details of the call can be found here.  The deadline for submitting an extended abstract or workshop proposal is December 1st.



ICA CFP - Motivational Uses and Applications of Digital Games by Jim Cummings, unless otherwise expressly stated, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

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