Lien Tran (she, her, hers) is an assistant professor of games and design at DePaul University's School of Design in the Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media. She is director of Matters at Play, a transdisciplinary design lab partnering in the creation of interactive advocacy solutions for positive social transformations (particularly in the areas of social justice, public health, and the environment). She is an award-winning designer who has serious fun teaching how to distill real-world complexity into interactive systems and as well as creating transformational experiences. Her design portfolio includes online and game-based tools for organizations such as Open Society Foundations, World Bank, and United Nations and a variety of interactive and game-based tools with collaborators in health education, human rights law, and geography/GIS.
Professor Lien Tran received her M.F.A. in Design and Technology from Parsons School of Design at The New School in New York, NY, and her B.B.A. in Information Technology with a minor in Computer Science from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. To find out more about Lien's work and activities please visit lienbtran.com.
Design, Game Development, Strategy
Specific Research Area
transformational game design
social impact design
games for change
human centered design