[Air-l] casual games

Bonnie Nardi nardi at ics.uci.edu
Thu Jan 18 13:09:05 PST 2007


Oh yes, sorry -- online games!

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Bonnie

On Jan 18, 2007, at 1:02 PM, Irina Gendelman wrote:

> Bonnie,
>
> you're talking about online games right?
>
> Irina
> On Jan 18, 2007, at 12:54 PM, Bonnie Nardi wrote:
>
>> Dear All,
>>
>> One of my undergraduate students is studying women 35+ who play casual
>> games such as poker and Bejeweled.
>>
>> She needs some more people to interview through email or in chat.
>>
>> Does anyone know anyone who plays these games in this demographic and
>> if so, how the student could contact them? Or any listservs or 
>> whatever
>> that might have such players? She has found several players on MySpace
>> and Facebook who are willing to talk but they are too young for her
>> study.
>>
>> The student has been playing herself but people are reluctant to give
>> interviews when they have no idea who they are talking to. The games
>> are only 30 minutes or so so it's difficult to establish rapport.
>>
>> I think this is an interesting area of research as apparently a lot of
>> women in this age group play, subverting the stereotype that games are
>> for young(ish) males.
>>
>> Thanks for any help.
>>
>> --
>>
>> Bonnie
>>
>> Bonnie A. Nardi
>> School of Information and Computer Sciences
>> University of California, Irvine
>> Irvine, CA 92697-3440
>> (949) 824-6534
>> www.artifex.org/~bonnie/
>>
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Bonnie A. Nardi
School of Information and Computer Sciences
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-3440
(949) 824-6534
www.artifex.org/~bonnie/




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