january, 2016

28jan13:0018:30Games for Behavioral Change Symposium

Event Details

We are excited to have as keynote speaker Prof. dr. Pamela Kato Serious Games Institute, Coventry University). Prof. Kato is an internationally recognized expert on serious games for health (with a background in psychology and counseling), and designer of the award-winning cancer-treatment game \’Re-Mission\’. In addition, we are most pleased to announce as speakers Prof. dr. Reinout Wiers (University of Amsterdam) and Hans Luijckx (IJsfontein). Prof. Wiers investigates game-related aspects of developmental psychology, addiction, and cognitive bias modification. Mr. Luijckx is operational manager of numerous projects on playful learning for (public) interactive experiences.
Moreover, we are proud to showcase the Games for Behavioural Change Projects on which five groups of master student have been working for the past half year. The projects address real-world challenges for Cordaan (well-being of elderly citizens with dementia), Radboud University (anxiety training for children), Mainline (prevention of substance abuse), Hogeschool van Amsterdam (digital privacy awareness), and Wonderwel (technological awareness and wonder).
Attendance to the symposium is free of charge.
Full programme available online at here.


13:00 – 13:05

Welcome by Programme Director (Andrea Haker)

13:05 – 13:45

“Effective Serious Games for Health”
Prof. dr. Pamela Kato (Serious Games Institute, Coventry University)

13:45 – 14:15

Coffee Break

14:15 – 14:20

Games for Behavioral Change Project (Sander Bakkes)

14:20 – 15:35

5x Project Presentations

15:35 – 16:00

Coffee Break & Jury Meeting

16:00 – 17:00

“Playful Learning for (Public) Interactive Experiences”

Hans Luicjx (Ijsfontein)

“Game-related aspects of developmental psychology, addiction, and cognitive bias modification”

Prof. dr. Reinout Wiers (University of Amsterdam)

17:00 – 17:10

Award Ceremony and Closing Remarks

17:10 – 18:30

Demonstration Market and Drinks


(Thursday) 13:00 - 18:30


Science Park 904, 1098XH, Amsterdam


Games Studies UvASander Bakkes - S.C.J.Bakkes@uva.nl