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Florian 'Floyd' Mueller <[log in to unmask]>
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Game Idea Jam for Sport and Exertion Games

at CHI PLAY 2014 - The ACM SIGCHI Annual Symposium on Computer-Human
Interaction in Play

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: August 15th, 2014

NOTIFICATION: September 1st, 2014
*** IDEA ***
Physical inactivity is one of the greatest public health problems of
our century increasing the risk of chronic diseases such as heart
disease, type 2 diabetes, or specific cancers. The Game Idea Jam
brings together game researchers and practitioners in the fields of
human-computer interaction, game development, interaction design,
instructional design, etc. to collaborate and develop ideas for sports
and exertion games that combat physical activity.

The aim of the Game Idea Jam is to:
- Enable game researchers and practitioners with and without
development skills to participate.

- Explore jamming through a practice-based collaboration between game
researchers and practitioners.

- Develop creative ideas for sport or exertion games combatting
physical inactivity.

- Provide the experience of a game jam to our participants in order to
gain confidence to integrate this approach into their own practice.

This one-day workshop consists of three game jam break-out sessions.
As no particular game development skills are required for the
participation, the participants will be supported with different
creative approaches (e.g., Outline of EA Personas, the Exertion Game
or PLEX Cards) and a lot of other inspiring materials to choose from.
Due to time constraints there will be no full game developed, but
instead the final game idea will be produced in the form of a
conceptual video demonstrating the play experience.

We encourage the participation of:

- Game User Researchers

- Designers & Developers

- UI Artists

- Information Architects

- Content Strategists

- Producers

- Sport Enthusiast

Workshop candidates are asked to send:

1) a motivation statement for their participation (e.g., how they will
benefit from the participation),

2) a short list of skills and expertise that helps to evaluate
potential matches for collaborative teams (i.e., what are you good at
or not good at, what do you know about games, what do you know about
sports) and

3) a brief bio (not more than 200 words to be published on the
workshop homepage) and portfolio URL (if available)

via email to [log in to unmask] This application should be no
more than 3 pages in total in ACM Extended Abstract format

Submission Deadline: August 15th, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: September 1st, 2014
One-Day Workshop at CHI PLAY 2014: October 19th, 2014
Christiane Moser and Manfred Tscheligi (HCI Unit, ICT&S Center,
University of Salzburg, Austria)
Mark Magnusson (EA Sports, Vancouver, Canada)
Florian 'Floyd' Mueller (Exertion Games Lab, RMIT University
Melbourne, Australia)

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