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Title: Promoting game accessibility: Experiencing an induction on inclusive design practice at the global games jam
Authors: Scott, M
Ghinea, G
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Society for the Advancement of the Science of Digital Games
Citation: GGJ '13, Chania, Crete, Greece: pp. 17 - 20, 14-17 May 2013
Abstract: 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.
Description: Copyright @ 2013 The Authors
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