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Sparrow/MSU Center for Innovation & Research
in collaboration with
MSU Dept. of Media & Information presents:

Filling the GApp: Interdisciplinary Development of Medical Games and Apps

  Roger Altizer, PhD

Roger Altizer, Jr., PhD

The University of Utah School of Medicine

Computing - Adjunct Assistant Professor
Film & Media Arts - Adjunct Assistant Professor
Population Health Sciences - Associate Professor


Roger Altizer, Jr. is the co-founder of the Entertainment Arts and Engineering, the top ranked game design program in the nation, the Director of Digital Medicine for the Center for Medical Innovation, the founding Director of The GApp lab (Therapeutic Games and Apps) and former director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Art and Technology at the University of Utah. Roger earned his Ph.D. in Communication at Utah and specializes in serious and medical games as well as game design and development. His heart and his research focuses on the importance of play and how good design encourages it. Creator of The Design Box, a participatory, inductive design methodology, Roger strives to include users as designers in his work. A former games journalist, he is an internationally recognized speaker who has presented at industry conferences such as the Games Developer Conference and Penny Arcade Expo, and academic conferences including the Digital Games Research Association and Foundations of Digital Games.


Bring your lunch.  Dessert and beverages provided.

Monday, January 29, 2018 | Noon to 1 p.m.
Sparrow Hospital,Lower Level, Auditorium

Please reserve your seat by contacting the Center for Innovation and Research at 517.364.5730 or email