For International Women’s Day 2020 the Network in Play project in Ireland has launched the ‘Decoding and Recoding Game-Making Events for Diversity, Inclusion and Innovation’ report and roadmap.
The report and roadmap are written by Dr. Aphra Kerr (Maynooth University), Ms. Vicky Twomey-Lee (MADE, Coding Grace, PyLadies) and and Mr Joshua Savage (Maynooth University), and they summarise a four year research project exploring diversity and inclusion in the games industry and at game making events internationally and in Ireland. The documents also report on our field research at gamejams in Ireland and our experiences running creative workshops on game design.
The 3 page roadmap includes tips on developing inclusive events.
The document is published by Maynooth University and funded by the Refiguring Innovation in Games project.
The documents are free to download and share.
You can download the full manual here NIP-PDFGraphics-FA (6MBs)
You can download the 3 page roadmap here NIP-PDFGraphics-Roadmap
A summary of the key findings will be available as a feature on gamedevelopers.ie and you can find out more about the Network in Play project on the diversity pages on this site.
For more on the international Refiguring Innovation in Digital Games please see http://www.refig.ca/
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