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Game design for better health

The summer course will be held in Visby under the auspices of the EU project EIT Health.

In August, students and professionals will come to the Department of Game Design at Campus Gotland to spend two weeks learning about innovative processes and creative groups – knowledge that can lead to the development of games that contribute to better health, for example through modified behaviour.

This year, for the first time, an interdisciplinary summer course will be held in Visby under the auspices of the EU project EIT Health. Participants will learn about innovation processes and, above all, about how innovations in game design can improve the future of health and medical care, such as innovations that can be used in health care or for self-help.

“Innovative thinking is essential to understanding how to unify various subject or professional skills and apply them to new kinds of games that are based on users’ needs and desire to compete,” says Catharina Svensson, Professor of Molecular Virology and one of the initiators of the summer course.

In addition to teaching about the actual innovation process, the course includes important subjects such as group dynamics and conflict resolution.

2016-04-26