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Jose Zagal

Assistant Professor // Game Development, Human Computer Interaction, Interactive Media
School of Cinema and Interactive Media
Jose Zagal

CDM 711


Bio and Research Information
Dr. Jose P. Zagal is a game designer, scholar, and researcher. He is Assistant Professor at the College of Computing and Digital Media at DePaul University where he teaches game design and ethics. His research work explores the development of frameworks for describing, analyzing, and understanding games from a critical perspective to help inform the design of better games. He is also interested in supporting games literacy through the use of collaborative learning environments. Dr. Zagal is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations and the Journal of the Canadian Gaming Studies Organization. He is also a member of the executive board of the Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA). Jose received his PhD in computer science from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2008, his M.Sc. in engineering sciences and a B.S. in industrial engineering from Pontificia Universidad Catlica de Chile in 1999 and 1997.

Research Area

Game Development, Human Computer Interaction, Interactive Media

Specific Research Area

Game studies

Professional Associations

Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA), IGDA
Schedule for Winter 2014-2015
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