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Tuesday, August 15 • 3:50pm - 4:50pm
Intergenerational Game Play and Family Learning: Current Insights and Future Directions

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Panelists: Elisabeth Gee, Sinem Siyahhan, Kelly Tran, Ben Devane, Jeremy Dietmeier, Ben J. Miller, Kristen Missall, Salloni Nanda, Rahul Banerjee and Jason Yip

Recent studies on families who play video games together suggest that playing video games as a family has a positive impact on family well-being and learning. At the same time, scholarship around the nature of intergenerational gameplay, designing game experiences for families, and methodological considerations around studying games in the context of families is relatively small. This panel addresses this gap by bringing together researchers and designers that work at the intersection of games, families, and learning. Panel participants will discuss the cultural framing and theoretical underpinnings of intergenerational gameplay. Through case studies, they will illustrate the forms intergenerational game play take across a variety of gaming platforms, activity structures, and different children’s age groups. Future research and design directions in this area will be discussed.

Tuesday August 15, 2017 3:50pm - 4:50pm EDT