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February Web Con Workshop: Playful Web Development, by Design

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University of Illinois Web Conference
Feb 21, 2024   2:30 - 3:30 pm  
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Workshop description: In this interactive workshop led by by iSchool faculty Dr. Judith Pintar and Dr. David Hopping, participants would learn about how to apply the practices and protocols of game design, and the differences between these and traditional web design. This workshop will provide a space for people to think through the web development process for a site or app through a gameful pedagogical approach. A Playful by Design approach to web development suggests that an interactive web site is already a game— by making that explicit, and improving certain elements that are foregrounded in game design, it can be possible to improve user experience.

Speaker bios:

Dr. Judith Pintar is a teaching associate professor at the iSchool and serves as the director of the Game Studies and Design Program. Her research and teaching interests include narrative design, game studies, and gameful pedagogies which she pursues through the Extended Literatures & Literacies Lab (EL3). 

Dr. David Hopping is a teaching assistant professor and workforce development/continuing education director for the School of Information Sciences. His research and teaching interests include social and community informatics, sociological theory of human rights, relational sociology, and action research and public policy relating to digital inclusion and digital literacy.

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