Luiza Stepanyan

Luiza is a multidisciplinary researcher, game designer and artist looking to translate real world concepts into engaging game mechanics. With a background in Psychology and Robotics, she is passionate about creating games that can help enhance understanding of ourselves and the world we live in and how this might be enabled through human-computer interaction. Her PhD project will be an investigation into how video games can be designed as a platform for prejudice reduction between conflicting groups. It will include an exploration of online multiplayer game environments and gameplay designs coupled with a dive into theories of intergroup and cultural psychology.