Dr Hanna Wirman coordinates the Game Development stream of Multimedia & Entertainment Technology (MSc), teaches Social Design (BA), and supervises PhD students in digital media, games, and interactive media. Her research focuses on marginal game audiences and on players' participation in game creation before and after release. Hanna leads educational game research projects working closely with the local community and NGOs in Hong Kong. Her work has been published in Game Studies, Simulation & Gaming, Games and Culture, Transformative Works and Cultures, TV & New Media, and many other books and journals. She co-edited a game research and design anthology 'Extending Experiences: Structure, Analysis and Design of Computer Game Player Experience' with Leino and Fernandez in 2008. Her game designs range from design for children with special needs to games for orangutans. Hanna served as the first president of Chinese DiGRA and currently on the DiGRA Executive Board. She started the Global Game Jam Hong Kong and leads it for the sixth year running in 2018. Her industry talks and keynotes include FDG, TEDxHong Kong and GDC.
7 Years at PolyU Design