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Aki Jarvinen

Dr Aki Jarvinen PhD

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Summary

Aki Järvinen, PhD, is an experienced game professional and academic. He teaches game design, with particular focus in Virtual Reality and Augmented reality applications.

  • About

    Aki Järvinen, PhD, is an experienced game professional and academic. Since 2002, Aki’s career has included a number of mobile and online game studios. He also has a doctoral dissertation on game studies, and has taught and conducted research in three universities in three countries. His research is currently focusing on VR and AR software trends and design patterns.

    Specialist areas of interest

    Game design
    Game development
    VR
    AR
    Mixed Reality
    Prototyping
    UX
    Design Research
    Future studies
    Entrepreneurship

  • Teaching

    Subject area

    Creative Media

    Courses

    Games Design

    Modules

    Game Design Theory
    Games Design Futures Project

  • Research

    Game Futures: Methods and tools for forecasting future directions of game products and services

  • Postgraduate supervision

    Daniel Bacchus, Anton Hecht

  • Media

    Aki Järvinen, PhD, is an experienced game professional and academic. Since 2002, Aki’s career has included a number of mobile and online game studios. He also has a doctoral dissertation on game studies, and has taught and conducted research in three universities in three countries. From the beginning of 2016, Aki returned to the academia with focus on building Game Futures, a research and consulting initiative where the aim is to build a set of tools for forecasting future directions of game products and services. As case studies, his research is currently focusing on VR and AR software trends.

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