Rhizome Connect was a virtual social and scholarly event for BTS fans that took place August 7 – 16, 2020. For this conference, I proposed and facilitated a Reciprocity Ring social event, and supported the organizers in various aspects of event production.
I presented a virtual booth (short paper) on the topic of “BTS and positive psychology: New pathways for exploring BTS’ effect on well-being” at Rhizome Connect, a virtual social and scholarly event for BTS fans. The conference took place August 7 – 16, 2020 and was presented by the Rhizomatic Revolution Review, a peer-reviewed publication about BTS.
A paper on the design and feasibility evaluations of Healing Spaces was published as part of the proceedings of the PETRA ’20 Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments. I contributed to the paper as second author, particularly in section 4.1 describing the RITE study, which I led during the project’s development.
Named Best Novelty Paper at PETRA 2020 Best Paper Awards
I was a presenter at BTS: A Global Interdisciplinary Conference Project in January 2020, where I shared “Hey ARMY, Play This: A Game Design Analysis of ARMYPEDIA.” The conference was organized by and hosted at Kingston University in London.
I was contracted as a game user researcher with the indie studio That’s Not A Game. I led research and playtesting for Wild Honesty, a two-player game that sparks deep conversations between friends which was formatted for mobile at the time.
I was a game user researcher on The Best Place to Be, a student project at USC.
The Best Place to Be is a 2.5-dimensional narrative adventure game in which players control a lone character who abandons home to search for utopia in a desolate retro-future overrun by colossal, nightmarish creatures.
I was the research lead for a project by The Being Academy. I provided the designer with a perspective on positive psychology research and behavioral health interventions, and was also involved in playtest survey design.
I was the creative director and a designer, writer, and developer for this game that combined turn-based combat and narrative gameplay to explore the role of hope in the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges.
“A smart platform that allows caregivers to transform spaces through light, color, sounds, and visuals, turning any environment into a place where older adults living with dementia can focus, engage, and relax.”
I was a designer and usability researcher on this MFA thesis project by Gabriela Gomes.
“A fun game for friends that leads to deep conversations.”
I contributed as a consultant on design and research-based positive interventions for this two-player mobile game in 2017-2018.
I was an author on ‘Butterfly Lovers: Design rationale of a cooperative virtual reality game for promoting compassion in multigenerational families.’ This article is about a collaborative VR game in development at USC’s Creative Media & Behavioral Health Center. I provided content for the literature review, presenting relevant psychological scholarship about games, virtual reality, well-being, resilience, and compassion.
I was the designer and writer of That’s a Secret I’ll Never Tell, an interactive narrative that tells an original story set in the world of Gossip Girl.
A supernatural narrative point-and-click game about death and relationships.
I was a designer, writer, and developer on this game made with Unity.
I was a concept and gameplay designer for this 4-player hidden identity card game that will test your bluffing skills.
A parody of reality TV and dating culture that will bring out your fiercely competitive side.
I was a concept and gameplay designer for this board game.