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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.

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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

Publications

Conference papers

Jarvinen, A. (2017). Virtual reality as trend contextualising an emerging consumer technology into trend analysis. FTC 2016 - Proceedings of Future Technologies Conference, 1065-1070. http://doi.org/10.1109/FTC.2016.7821735

Gentile, M., Città, G., Ottaviano, S., La Guardia, D., Dal Grande, V., Allegra, M., & Jarvinen, A. (2016). A semantic frame approach to support serious game design. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 10056 LNCS, 246-256. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-50182-6_22

Postgraduate supervision

Daniel Bacchus, Anton Hecht

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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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