Physical Out of Office

April 1st, 2014 by WEARN Nia

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Joking aside – it looks an excellent conference and there’s some really interest papers (and mine in the GGJ Workshop on Friday)

http://www.fdg2014.org/Final_FDG_Schedule.pdf

Planning ahead – or I <3 Whiteboards

February 11th, 2014 by WEARN Nia

Some key dates for the academic year, which is a little bit frighteningly almost a quarter of the way through semester 2….2014-02-10 19.52.25

I’m not sure how disorganized people cope on a day today basis

How today has gone…

January 3rd, 2014 by WEARN Nia

January is always the busiest month, I think it’s Christmas holidays creeping up – although the switch to 30 credits has already helped a lot with the festive marking bottle neck (that and being able to mark TurnItIn from the iPad)

So, I have actually been research / not teaching related academically productive thanks to my app related regime in the past few months (along side increasingly screwball teaching) I’ve actually done the following:

  • Submitted things for FDG2014 (that’s the one on a cruise ship)
  • Learnt a lot about the new Horizon 2020 funding (Acronym Central)
  • Made some Pacman Christmas tree decorations for the faculty Christmas tree (I think this is my proudest achievement – that and the Ninja Turtle baubles I made for the office)
  • Mastered Mail Merge to make badges for Global Game Jam (not yet mastered printing onto badges)
  • Thought a little bit too much about Hogwarts House points and Gamification

Today alone I have done the following:

  • Set up a Game Jam research group on Mendeley
  • Discovered Japan’s Digra chapter have their own publication (but it’s in Japanese, and almost impossible to get hold of)
  • Submitted things for CHI2014 (that’s the one in Toronto)
  • Had a discussion on twitter about the products of Phd Procrastination, and if anyone had ever done a Phd on Phd Procastination – or would such a meta phd cause the universe to implode
  • Written 4 blog posts about things I meant to write blog posts about last semester but was too busy to do so (this has been aided by free Wi-fi in the Hollybush in Seighford while my husband plays the guitar)

And so, with irons in the fire, many of last years modules put to bed and a renewed sense of awesomeness I’ve got some very exciting ideas for 2014. That’s If I survive January with the junior / senior alpha showdowns, The Wild Rumpus, The 4th largest Global Game Jam site in the world, and a swanky Bafta launch party to keep me occupied…