CHI PLAY 2023
The Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play (CHI PLAY 2023)
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The Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play (CHI PLAY 2023), October 10–13, 2023, Stratford, ON, Canada

CHI PLAY 2023 – Companion Proceedings

Contents - Abstracts - Authors

Frontmatter

Title Page
Welcome to CHI PLAY 2023
Info
CHI PLAY 2023 Conference Organization
Sponsors

Keynotes

Work Healthy, Play Healthy
Tanya X. Short ORCID logo
(Kitfox Games, Canada)
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Impactful Synergy: Video Games and Humanity
Kris Alexander ORCID logo
(Toronto Metropolitan University, Toronto, Canada)
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Work in Progress

Help, My Game Is Toxic! First Insights from a Systematic Literature Review on Intervention Systems for Toxic Behaviors in Online Video Games
Michel Wijkstra ORCID logo, Katja Rogers ORCID logo, Regan L. Mandryk ORCID logo, Remco C. Veltkamp ORCID logo, and Julian Frommel ORCID logo
(Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands; University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands; University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada)
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Player-Centric Procedural Content Generation: Enhancing Runtime Customization by Integrating Real-Time Player Feedback
Nancy N. Blackburn ORCID logo, M. Gardone ORCID logo, and Daniel S. Brown ORCID logo
(University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA)
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Towards Understanding the Role of Curiosity in Puzzle Design
Neha Thumu ORCID logo, Faith Meacham ORCID logo, and Aline Normoyle ORCID logo
(Haverford College, Haverford, USA; Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, USA)
Publisher's Version Archive submitted (13 MB)
Stackable Music: A Marker-Based Augmented Reality Music Synthesis Game
Max Chen ORCID logo, Shano Liang ORCID logo, and Gillian Smith ORCID logo
(Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, USA)
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Controlling Your Voice in a Shouting Match: A Preliminary Study on Fostering Self-Moderation among Gamers through Embodied Play
F. Ria KhanORCID logo and Agnes Romhanyi ORCID logo
(University of California at Irvine, Irvine, USA)
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Grinding to a Halt: The Effects of Long Play Sessions on Player Performance in Video Games
Ioannis Bikas ORCID logo, Johannes PfauORCID logo, Thomas Muender ORCID logo, Dmitry Alexandrovsky ORCID logo, and Rainer Malaka ORCID logo
(University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany; University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, USA; KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany)
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Chatterbox Opener: A Game to Support Healthy Communication and Relationships
Wei-Lu Wang ORCID logo, Derek Haqq ORCID logo, Morva Saaty ORCID logo, Yusheng Cao ORCID logo, Jixiang Fan ORCID logo, Jaitun V. Patel ORCID logo, and D. Scott McCrickard ORCID logo
(Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, USA)
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Accessible Play: Towards Designing a Framework for Customizable Accessibility in Games
Pallavi Sodhi ORCID logo, Audrey Girouard ORCID logo, and David Thue ORCID logo
(Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada)
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Preliminary Study of the Performance of the miniPXI when Measuring Player Experience throughout Game Development
Aqeel Haider ORCID logo, Günter Wallner ORCID logo, Kathrin Gerling ORCID logo, and Vero Vanden Abeele ORCID logo
(KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium; Johannes Kepler University Linz, Linz, Austria; KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany)
Publisher's Version Archive submitted (180 kB)
Unscripted, Unproduced, Unstaged: Audience Perceptions of Authenticity of Microstreamers
Nick Bowman ORCID logo, Yoon Lee ORCID logo, Siyang Chen ORCID logo, Andrew Phelps ORCID logo, Mia Consalvo ORCID logo, and Kelly Boudreau ORCID logo
(Syracuse University, Syracuse, USA; American University, Washington, USA; Concordia University, Montreal, Canada; Harrisburg Institute of Science and Technology, USA)
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Towards Co-creative Interdisciplinary Exergame Design Processes: A Theory-Based Approach of a VR-Exergame Fall Prevention Training
Celina Retz ORCID logo, Axel Braun ORCID logo, Thomas J. Klotzbier ORCID logo, Sabiha Ghellal ORCID logo, and Nadja Schott ORCID logo
(Hochschule der Medien, Stuttgart, Germany; University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany)
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Playing with Friends or Strangers? The Effects of Familiarity between Players in an Asymmetric Multiplayer Virtual Reality Game
Sukran Karaosmanoglu ORCID logo, Tom Schmolzi ORCID logo, and Frank Steinicke ORCID logo
(University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany)
Publisher's Version Archive submitted (130 MB)
Struggling to Detect Struggle in Students Playing a Science Exploration Game
Xiner Liu ORCID logo, Stefan Slater ORCID logo, Juliana Ma. Alexandra L. Andres ORCID logo, Luke Swanson ORCID logo, Jennifer Scianna ORCID logo, David Gagnon ORCID logo, and Ryan S. Baker ORCID logo
(University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA; University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA)
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Multimedia Showdown: A Comparative Analysis of Audio, Video, and Avatar-Based Communication
Joseph Tu ORCID logo, Arielle Grinberg ORCID logo, Mark Hancock ORCID logo, and Lennart E. Nacke ORCID logo
(University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada)
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Construct and Play: Engaging Students with Visualizations through Playful Methods
Magdaléna Kejstová ORCID logo, Christina Stoiber ORCID logo, Magdalena Boucher ORCID logo, Martin Kandlhofer ORCID logo, Simone Kriglstein ORCID logo, and Wolfgang Aigner ORCID logo
(Masaryk University, Brno, Czechia; St. Poelten University of Applied Sciences, St. Poelten, Austria; Austrian Computer Society, Vienna, Austria; Austrian Institute of Technology, Vienna, Austria)
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“Better Dead than a Damsel”: Gender Representation and Player Churn
Lauren Winter ORCID logo and Sarah Masters ORCID logo
(University of York, York, UK)
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StandByMe: A Gamified Educational Platform to Raise Awareness on Gender-Based Violence
Eftychia Roumelioti ORCID logo, Federica Gini ORCID logo, Antonia Laura Philipa Jakobi ORCID logo, Annapaola Marconi ORCID logo, Boglárka Nyúl ORCID logo, Maria Paola Paladino ORCID logo, Gianluca Schiavo ORCID logo, and Massimo Zancanaro ORCID logo
(Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy; University of Trento, Trento, Italy)
Publisher's Version Archive submitted (170 MB)
Faster, Harder? Investigating the Impact of Changing Background Music Speed on Gameplay Performance and Player Experience in an Endless Runner Game
German Schabert ORCID logo, Marc Schubhan ORCID logo, Michael Schmitz ORCID logo, and Maximilian Altmeyer ORCID logo
(Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany; Saarland Informatics Campus, Saarbrücken, Germany; Academy of Fine Arts Saar, Saarbrücken, Germany; German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Saarbrücken, Germany)
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Behind the Screens: An Exploratory Study on Gamer Types and Identities in Game Jams
Rachel Gorden ORCID logo, Imke Alenka Harbig ORCID logo, Kseniia Harshina ORCID logo, Marie Biedermann ORCID logo, and Mathias Lux ORCID logo
(University of Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austria)
Publisher's Version Archive submitted (65 MB)
Digitally-Induced Altered States of Consciousness and Playful HCI: Future Research Agenda of a Novel Perspective
Anatolii Belousov ORCID logo, Terho Ojell-Järventausta ORCID logo, Mila Bujić ORCID logo, Joseph Macey ORCID logo, and Juho Hamari ORCID logo
(Tampere University, Tampere, Finland; University of Turku, Turku, Finland)
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Spectator LF Streamer: Facilitating Better Stream Discovery through Spectator Motivations and Stream Affordances
Laura Herrewijn ORCID logo and Sven Charleer ORCID logo
(AP University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Antwerp, Belgium)
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Exploration of Player Emotions, Behaviours, and Individual Differences across Game Difficulty Levels in a Turn-Based Strategy Game
Yufei Cao ORCID logo, Penny Sweetser ORCID logo, and Xuanying Zhu ORCID logo
(Australian National University, Canberra, Australia)
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Video Games to Study and Improve Collaboration Skills
Hainan Yu ORCID logo and Pedro Cardoso-Leite ORCID logo
(University of Luxembourg, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg)
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Beyond Equilibrium: Utilizing AI Agents in Video Game Economy Balancing
Vahid Ranandeh ORCID logo and Pejman Mirza-Babaei ORCID logo
(Ontario Tech University, Oshawa, Canada; University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, Canada)
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GMap: Supporting Free-Form Text Entry of Game Titles in Games User Research
Aqeel Haider ORCID logo, Qiantong Gao ORCID logo, Kathrin Gerling ORCID logo, and Vero Vanden Abeele ORCID logo
(KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium; KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany)
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From Interviews to Experience Sampling: Understanding Subjective Experience of Player Effort through Diverse Methodologies
Shruti Agrawal ORCID logo and Girish Dalvi ORCID logo
(IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India)
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Meaningful Play and Malicious Delight: Exploring Maldaimonic Game UX
Katie SeabornORCID logo and Satoru Iseya ORCID logo
(Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan; Tokyo Institute of Technology, Meguro-ku, Japan)
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LEVI: Exploring Possibilities for an Adaptive Board Game System
Joseph Tu ORCID logo, Derrick M. Wang ORCID logo, Ekaterina Durmanova ORCID logo, and Lennart E. Nacke ORCID logo
(University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada)
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Balancing Video Games: A Player-Driven Instrument
Johannes PfauORCID logo and Magy Seif El-Nasr ORCID logo
(University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, USA; University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, USA)
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Foot-Based Game Controller to Improve Interaction between Participants
Oliwia Sowińska ORCID logo, Anna Kubczak ORCID logo, Julia Dominiak ORCID logo, Natalia Walczak ORCID logo, and Laurent Babout ORCID logo
(Lodz University of Technology, Łódź, Poland; University of Lodz, Łódź, Poland)
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Kawaii Game Vocalics: A Preliminary Model
Katie SeabornORCID logo, Katja Rogers ORCID logo, Somang Nam ORCID logo, and Miu Kojima ORCID logo
(Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan; University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Toronto Metropolitan University, Toronto, Canada)
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Perspectives on Play

The Ludic Potentials of Player Data
Günter Wallner ORCID logo and Michael Lankes ORCID logo
(Johannes Kepler University Linz, Linz, Austria; University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Hagenberg, Austria)
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Biofeedback-Driven Multiplayer Games: Leveraging Social Awareness and Physiological Signals for Play
Joshua Newn ORCID logo and Madison Klarkowski ORCID logo
(Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK; University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada)
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Jank Accounts: We Should Study `Broken' Games
Dan Bennett ORCID logo and Elisa D. Mekler ORCID logo
(IT University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark)
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Ludic Reenactment in Queer Game: Queer Affect and Queer Histories
Haoran Chang ORCID logo
(York University, Toronto, Canada)
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The Cost of Reward: A Critical Reflection on the `What', `How', and `Why' of Gamification for Motivation in Sports
Dees Postma ORCID logo, Armağan Karahanoğlu ORCID logo, Robby van Delden ORCID logo, and Dennis Reidsma ORCID logo
(University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands)
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Vulnerability and Play: Exploring the Mundane Ways in Which Games Might Harm Players
Martin Johannes Dechant ORCID logo, Max Valentin Birk ORCID logo, and Kathrin Gerling ORCID logo
(University College London, London, UK; Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands; KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany)
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Plant Play
Silvia Ruzanka ORCID logo
(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, USA)
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Technology, Movement, and Play Is Hampering and Boosting Interactive Play
Robby van Delden ORCID logo, Dennis Reidsma ORCID logo, Dees Postma ORCID logo, Joris Weijdom ORCID logo, Elena Márquez Segura ORCID logo, Laia Turmo Vidal ORCID logo, José Manuel Vega-Cebrián ORCID logo, Ana Tajadura-Jiménez ORCID logo, Annika Waern ORCID logo, Solip Park ORCID logo, Perttu Hämäläinen ORCID logo, José Maria Font ORCID logo, Mats Johnsson ORCID logo, Lærke Schjødt Rasmussen ORCID logo, and Lars Elbæk ORCID logo
(University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands; HKU University of the Arts, Utrecht, Netherlands; Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid, Spain; Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Leganés, Spain; University College London, London, UK; Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden; Aalto University, Espoo, Finland; Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden; University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark)
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Super Synthesis Pros., or Why CHI PLAY Needs Research Synthesis
Katie SeabornORCID logo
(Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan)
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Link, User-Centred Designer: Game Characters as Transcendent Models
Katie SeabornORCID logo
(Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan)
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Interactivity Track

Trouble Maker: Truth or Dare Prompt Generator Based on Markov Chain
Yibo Fu ORCID logo, Yuqing Liang ORCID logo, and Harpreet Sareen ORCID logo
(The New School, New York, USA; Parsons School of Design, New York City, USA)
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GameAware Streaming Interfaces
Noor Hammad ORCID logo, Erik Harpstead ORCID logo, and Jessica Hammer ORCID logo
(Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA)
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Game with Breathing Control System for Learning Circular Breathing
Shiina Takano ORCID logo and Arinobu Niijima ORCID logo
(NTT Corporation, Yokosuka, Japan)
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Lottery and Sprint: Generate a Board Game with Design Sprint Method on AutoGPT
Maya Grace Torii ORCID logo, Takahito Murakami ORCID logo, and Yoichi Ochiai ORCID logo
(University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan)
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Student Game Design Competition

Climate Connected: An Immersive VR and PC Game for Climate Change Engagement
Daniel Fernández Galeote ORCID logo, Nikoletta-Zampeta Legaki ORCID logo, and Juho Hamari ORCID logo
(Tampere University, Tampere, Finland)
Publisher's Version Archive submitted (680 MB)
CookT: A Fast-Paced Collaborative Cooking Game with Interactive Objects
Hendrik Janter ORCID logo, Nicolas Pirson ORCID logo, Liesl Spruyt ORCID logo, Wouter Coenen ORCID logo, Jasper De Kepper ORCID logo, Jeroen Wauters ORCID logo, Maria Aufheimer ORCID logo, Nianmei Zhou ORCID logo, and Luc Geurts ORCID logo
(KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium; Group T, Leuven, Belgium; KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany)
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Exploring the Significance of Iterative Design: A Case Study of L'île Archéo
Arnaud Lescure ORCID logo, Nickolas Ménard ORCID logo, Nathan Hemez ORCID logo, Kevin Lavigne-Bourque ORCID logo, Pierre Tousignant ORCID logo, Yannick Francillette ORCID logo, and François-Xavier Dupas ORCID logo
(Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Montréal, Canada; Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Chicoutimi, Canada; Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada)
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The Sea Is a Sky: Towards a Poetry of Motion
Juan Francisco Lam ORCID logo, Spencer Henry ORCID logo, Kalli Melilli ORCID logo, Ryan Garrett ORCID logo, and Hyo Jeong Kang ORCID logo
(University of Florida, Gainesville, USA)
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Memeopoly: An AI-Powered Physical Board Game Interface for Tangible Play and Learning Art and Design
Quincy Kuang ORCID logo, Feifei Shen ORCID logo, Cathy Mengying Fang ORCID logo, and Annie Dong ORCID logo
(Harvard University, Cambridge, USA; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA)
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Lux: A Game to Promote Good Lighting Practices among the General Public
Marie-Ève Côté ORCID logo, Thomas Bergeron ORCID logo, Virginie Juteau ORCID logo, Kevin Lavigne-Bourque ORCID logo, Pierre Tousignant ORCID logo, Yannick Francillette ORCID logo, and François-Xavier Dupas ORCID logo
(Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Montréal, Canada; Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Chicoutimi, Canada; Université de Montréal, Montreal, Canada)
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Increasing Player Coupling in an Asymmetric Racing Game
Ensor Hieronymous Moriarty ORCID logo, Nathan Perriman ORCID logo, Josh Rutledge ORCID logo, Jack Taylor ORCID logo, and T.C. Nicholas Graham ORCID logo
(Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada)
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Fit to Draw: An Elevation of Location-Based Exergames
Roshni Saxena ORCID logo, Zachary Gaydos ORCID logo, Morva Saaty ORCID logo, Derek Haqq ORCID logo, Priyanka Nair ORCID logo, Gary Grutzik ORCID logo, Wei Lu Wang ORCID logo, and Jaitun Patel ORCID logo
(Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, USA)
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Doctoral Consortium

Cool Little Playable Things: Supporting Transformational Games Outside Formal Contexts
Kutub Gandhi ORCID logo
(Northeastern University, Boston, USA)
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The Future of Generative AI: How GenAI Would Change Human-Computer Co-creation in the Next 10 to 15 Years
Yuxuan Huang ORCID logo
(City University of Hong Kong, KOWLOON, Hong Kong)
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Education, Entertainment, and Engagement in Museums in the Digital Age
Nellie Seale ORCID logo
(University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia)
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Designing for Digital Hybridisation of Theatre
Gerard T. Mulvany ORCID logo
(Deakin University, Geelong, Australia)
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When Games Become Inaccessible: A Constructive Grounded Theory on Stuckness in Videogames
Francesca Foffano ORCID logo
(University of York, York, UK)
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Action RPG Game Space Created by Listening: Spatial Exploration and Cognition without Vision
Miyuki Tanaka ORCID logo
(Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan)
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Understanding Women’s Success in eSports in the MENA Region
Jihane Floriane ElHarizi ORCID logo
(Mohamed V University, Rabat, Morocco)
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DHH People in Co-located Collaborative Multiplayer AR Environments
Sanzida Mojib Luna ORCID logo
(Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, USA)
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Connections Track

Workshop on Understanding and Combating the Problematic Side of Play
Julian Frommel ORCID logo, Guo Freeman ORCID logo, Janelle E. MacKenzie ORCID logo, Daniel Johnson ORCID logo, and Regan L. Mandryk ORCID logo
(Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands; Clemson University, Clemson, USA; Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia; University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada)
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Methodological Challenges, Risks, and Ethical Implications in Game Research
Arianna Boldi ORCID logo, Selina Cho ORCID logo, Yubo Kou ORCID logo, Amon Rapp ORCID logo, and Max V. Birk ORCID logo
(University of Torino, Torino, Italy; University of Oxford, Oxford, UK; Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA; Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands)
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Using Open Game Data to Understand Game-Based Learning
Erik Harpstead ORCID logo, David Gagnon ORCID logo, Magy Seif El-Nasr ORCID logo, and Luke Swanson ORCID logo
(Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA; University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA; University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, USA)
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The Role of Generative AI in Games Research
Cody Phillips ORCID logo, Nico Trick ORCID logo, Lennart Nacke ORCID logo, and Regan Mandryk ORCID logo
(University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada; University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada; University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada)
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