Creative Discovery That Creates Fun
WPI’s IMGD research is all about collaboration, innovation, exploring, and trailblazing in one of the world’s most exciting, rapidly changing industries. How many researchers can say that the end result of their research is the creation of fun and addictive games and interactive media?
Learn more about the many areas in which WPI’s IMGD faculty and students are pushing the boundaries of interactive media and game development in the pursuit of creative ways to improve and expand upon existing technologies--as well as boldly creating truly groundbreaking forms of new media.
|Research Focus Area||Associated IMGD Faculty|
|Artificial Intelligence||Charles Rich|
|Authoring Tools||Charles Rich|
|Computer Graphics||Emmanuel Agu
|Intelligent Tutoring Systems||Neil Heffernan|
|Interactive Narrative and Quest Design||Dean O'Donnell|
|Location-Aware Media||Emmanuel Agu
|Mobile Graphics and Gaming||Emmanuel Agu
|Network Games||Emmanuel Agu
|Novel User Interface Devices and Techniques||Robert Lindeman|
|Serious Games||Dean O'Donnell
|Virtual Reality||Emmanuel Agu
Viewpoint-altering Immersive Art
Digital artist Joseph Farbrook, assistant professor of IMGD, explores ways to combat digital art’s “sterility”—via an interactive installation in an online community and through a series of video portraits that bring emotional content to digital objects.