Who We Are

The Center for Digital Games Research brings together UC Santa Barbara faculty from diverse fields to collaborate on the research and design of digital media, games, and game technologies.

Our faculty affiliates are leaders in the physical and biological sciences, computer and engineering sciences, social and behavioral sciences, and arts and humanities.

We investigate how people process game experiences and how to design more impactful and effective games. Our work explores the many ways digital media and games affect our lives today and how we can improve them and innovate with them now and in the future.

What's New


  • HopeLab
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • SAGE Publishing
  • UNICEF Kid Power