Better Game Characters by Design
Better Game Characters by Design  
Better Game Characters by Design About the Author: Katherine Isbister  
 

Katherine Isbister is an associate professor at Rennselaer (RPI), where she is director of the Games Research Lab. Her research focus is social psychological and affective approaches to HCI, with special attention to games and other leisure and social technologies.

Before joining the RPI faculty, she developed and taught a course at Stanford University titled "Designing Characters for Computer Games," which formed the foundation for the development of Better Game Characters by Design. She has presented her research at academic and commercial venues around the world, ranging from the annual Game Developers Conference to Sony Research Labs in Tokyo. In 1999, she was selected as one of MIT Technology Review's 100 Young Innovators most likely to shape the future of technology.

To contact Dr. Isbister for public speaking, consulting, or press interviews, send email to [email protected]. More information about her overall program of research is available on her lab website.