PhD Fellow, Center for Computer Games Research.
Areas of Competence
Elementary Education, Developmental Psychology, Play and Playfulness, Game Design, UX Design, Digital Art
Current Research Interests
Especially curious about games as learning and shaping mediums, Nina is currently focused on creating games to interest children in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.
She is primarily concerned with how content that requires abstract thinking can be made more concrete and accessible at earlier ages by using Digital Games as a facilitator.
Other interests: Games and Education, Design Patterns, Motivation and Engagement in Games, Experience Design, Art Games, Immersive AR, MR and VR Technologies, Tangible Interfaces
Nina holds a Bachelor in Elementary Education from the Psychology and Education Sciences Faculty at “A.I. Cuza” University in Iasi and a Masters in Game Design from the IT University of Copenhagen.
She has 4+ years of Designer & Artist experience working in Web & Game Development, both with small companies as well as with major publishers like Ubisoft.
Nina also taught Primary, Preschool and Special Needs children and in 2013 worked as a Teaching Assistant for the Game Development course at the IT University of Copenhagen.