Presentations, Publications & Honors (June/July, 2013)

We are pleased to announce that CM&BHC faculty, students and alumni have been very productive and recognized for their efforts through the following activities:

For SIGGRAPH 2013, CM&BHC is showcasing  Skyfarer: A Mixed Reality Shoulder Exercise Game (with bonus Studio Talk [1]) at Emerging Technologies. Erin Reynolds ’13 is presenting a poster for NeverMind and is an ACM Student Research Semi-Finalist. Xuan Li ’13 gave an interview with on his MFA thesis project, Blowing Blues. Jason Mathias won The People’s Choice Award at the Educational Game Arcade for Covalence: An Organic Chemistry Puzzle Game at GLS 9.0.

CM&BHC Director Marientina Gotsis is co-chairing the parallel session “Designing Experiences for Facilitating Positive Behavior Change” at HCI International with Marc Fabri and co-presenting a paper with Alasdair G. Thin [2].  Marientina recently was invited to present Interactive Design for Health & Happiness at Karten Design‘s Conversations series.

Two new manuscripts led by Eleanor Tate [3] and Chupei Zhang [4] were published in Translational Behavioral Medicine and Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics as a result of last year’s SOWK 599 doctoral seminar course co-taught with Maryalice Jordan-Marsh. Chupei also presented parts of her paper at the 16th Annual Conference on Vaccine Research.

If we are forgetting anything/anyone, let us know 🙂


[1] Gotsis, M., Lympouridis, V., Turpin, D., Frangoudes, F. Maneekobkunwong, S., & Jordan-Marsh, M. (2013, July). Skyfarer: a mixed reality shoulder exercise game. In ACM SIGGRAPH 2013 Studio Talks (p. 2). ACM.

[2] Thin, A. G., &  Gotsis, M. (2013). Game-based interactive media in behavioral medicine: creating serious affective-cognitive-environmental-social integration experiences. In Design, User Experience, and Usability. Health, Learning, Playing, Cultural, and Cross-Cultural User Experience (pp. 470-479). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

[3] Tate, E. B., Spruijt-Metz, D., O’Reilly, G., Jordan-Marsh, M., Gotsis, M., Pentz, M. A., & Dunton, G. (2013).  mHealth approaches to child obesity prevention: successes, unique challenges, and next directions. In Translational Behavioral Medicine, 1-10.

[4] Zhang, C., Gotsis, M., & Jordan-Marsh, M. (In Press). Social media microblogs as an HPV vaccination forum. Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics9(11). PMID: 23842072