Henrik Warpefelt, PhD

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I'm currently employed as an Assistant Professor of Game Design and Development at Kennesaw State University. I received my PhD from the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences at Stockholm University and was previously at the Department of Game Design at Uppsala University and the Department of Media Technology at Södertörn University.

I study the user experience of novel technologies applied in games, focused on expanding our understanding of how players perceive and interpret game design, as well as eliciting good design practices for novel technologies. My current focus is how AI technologies applied in games affect the gaming experience. I run the Novel Game Design Lab, located in Norton Hall on the Marietta campus of Kennesaw State University.

My previous research includes social believability for non-player characters, and usability and design heuristics for games. I'm the head organizer of the User Experience of Artificial Intelligence in Games Workshop.


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