7 Years at PolyU Design
Dr Hanna Wirman teaches and coordinates the Game Development stream of MSc in Multimedia & Entertainment Technology and supervises game design projects, often with a focus on social responsibility and innovation. She leads educational game research projects working closely with the local community and NGOs in Hong Kong. Hanna's research focuses on games and play approaching these primarily from the point of view of players and shared creative practices in design. Her current research addresses non-human animals as players and she builds games for orangutans’ enrichment and for cross-species communication. Her work has been published in Transformative Works and Cultures, Game Studies, 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. Hanna's PhD research focused on women players and their co-creative participation in the design of The Sims 2 through game modification.