A simulation game to help people prep for court

An inter­dis­ci­pli­nary team at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity is devel­oping an online sim­u­la­tion game that would pro­vide self-​​represented lit­i­gants with advo­cacy expe­ri­ence before they appear in court for legal pro­ceed­ings such as evic­tions, mort­gage fore­clo­sures, and debt col­lec­tion cases.

The M.O. of MMOs

Celia Pearce, a newly appointed asso­ciate pro­fessor of game design, has spent the past three decades working in the inter­ac­tive media field. But she may not have become one of the world’s leading experts on vir­tual worlds and mul­ti­player gaming if not for a pre­scient phone call in 1983.

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The ultimate interactive experience

Newly appointed North­eastern pro­fessor Stacy Marsella is a rock­star in com­puter sci­ence. He develops crazy algo­rithms that essen­tially read emo­tion in snip­pets of text or audio. He’s put these skilz […]

Empowerfest celebrates Northeastern’s past, present, and future

The university-​​wide launch of Northeastern’s $1 bil­lion cam­paign served as the cen­ter­piece of Home­coming Weekend, which brought together gen­er­a­tions of alumni, along with cur­rent stu­dents, fac­ulty, and staff to cel­e­brate and show­case their Husky pride.

In a bad mood? Change the channel

Research sug­gests that older adults main­tain their hap­pier out­look through dif­ferent emo­tion reg­u­la­tion strate­gies. With a new grant from the National Insti­tute on Aging, asso­ciate pro­fessor Derek Isaa­cowitz will examine how our mul­ti­media choices play into that.

Game analytics reveals games’ hidden impact

The rapid growth of mobile devices and big data is changing how inter­ac­tive games are devel­oped, sold, and played. Now, a new book from North­eastern fac­ulty lays the foun­da­tion for one of the world’s most rapidly inno­vating fields.