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.

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Game On http://ow.ly/OOixE  National Endowment for Finanical Education    @NEFE_ORG explores using video games to boost financial literacy

Using (and prescribing) video games to treat ADHD, memory, anxiety, phobias, pain, and more -- ow.ly/JdI2k via @FastCompany

Growing Up Digital--research symposium w/ keynotes by .  Summary of findings: co/AXPz7855aX

Children and Media: Tips For Parents from American Academy of Pediatrics t.co/6Q0xiuxIcZ

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