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Unlocking the future of interactive technology

The Exertion Games Lab researches the future of interfaces for playful experiences. Our research focuses on merging play, technology and the active human body, drawing from streams such as interaction design, human-computer interaction (HCI) and computer games research.

The culture in the Exertion Games Lab is interdisciplinary. We don’t just philosophise and write about the future, we actively invent it. We emphasise the development of working prototypes to fully understand what play is, why we play and how we will play in the future. We do this because playing is a fundamental part of what makes us who we are – and an understanding of this brings us closer to our vision of a better world filled with interactive technologies that support human values.