LASIGE MSc student David Gonçalves presented the work he is developing with his supervisors Tiago Guerreiro and André Rodrigues at LUSO 2020, a PARSUK annual conference that focuses on exploring collaboration opportunities between Portuguese and British researchers and institutions.
The work consists in exploring game design possibilities in order to create inclusive games for people with mixed visual abilities. The researchers aim to develop games that are enjoyable and challenging regardless of the level of vision. They already created two instances of this approach (two multiplayer games) in which players contribute to very different and skill-based tasks. A video explaining the concept of one of the games can be found here. This work falls within the scope of the Accessibility and Ageing research line.
The work presented is being developed in collaboration with the Comparative Crossmodal Cognition Collective, led by Michael Proulx, of the University of Bath. It is part of the INPLAY project, one of the 5 (out of 140) projects that were awarded bilateral financing by PARSUK and FCT earlier this year. The Portuguese Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Manuel Heitor, and FCT Vice-President, José Esperança, spoke at the event. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was exclusively online and is available on the PARSUK’s Facebook page. David’s presentation starts 2h 03min 35secs into the video.