Profile

Stephanie is a PhD candidate from the department of media and culture studies at Utrecht University. Her project ‘Conflicting Patterns: How Game Design influences War Representation’ analyses digital games and contemporary conflict, and combines approaches from software studies, game studies, and conflict studies. Her research is part of the NWO funded ‘Graduate Programme Game Research,’ a computer science/humanities collaboration.

She is part of the practice-based research project simulations and games in academic education and the international Erasmus+ project Go Go Gozo, which investigates the role of play and mobile mapping in field research. Her interdisciplinary background is in communication and (new) media studies, specializing in: games and play, design, politics, ethnography, and violent conflict.

Strategic themes / Focus areas
Involved in the following study programme(s)
Scientific expertise
game & play studies
game design
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Project:
Graduate Programme Game Research
01.09.2013 to 01.09.2018
General project description 

Games play an increasingly important role in education, healthcare, safety, and other economic and societal sectors. Games allow users to practice, experiment, research, and learn in a safe and motivating environment. The game-related training and research groups at Utrecht University are well positioned to benefit from, and contribute to, global trends towards gaming for training and entertainment. Five strong research clusters in game research contribute to this graduate program, from the following domains: Artificial Intelligence, Software Systems, Virtual Worlds, Interaction Technology, and Game and Play Studies. Together these clusters form the Utrecht Center for Game research and Technology (U-GATE). The focus of the research and education in the center lies on the computer science and humanities aspects of games. The graduate programme Game Research matches the most talented master students to top-scientists of the U-GATE center, with full freedom for students to follow their own research interest provided this fits in the general environment of one of the selected 5 top-level research groups of the university.

Role PhD Candidate Funding
NWO grant
Project members UU
External project members:
  • Prof. dr. Sjaak Brinkkemper (Utrecht University - Computer Science)
  • Prof. dr. Johan Jeuring (Utrecht University - Computer Science)
  • Prof. dr. Marc van Kreveld (Utrecht University - Computer Science)
  • Prof. dr. Mark Overmars (Utrecht University - Computer Science)
  • Prof. dr. Remco Veltkamp (Utrecht University - Computer Science)
  • Prof. dr. Peter Werkhoven (Utrecht University - Computer Science)

Completed projects

Project:
Simulation games in tertiary education 01.05.2014 to 31.08.2016
General project description
 
Role Researcher Funding
Other: Education innovation fund
Project members UU
Project:
Summerschool - Intensive Programme: Identity and Interdisciplinarity in Games and Play Research 01.09.2013 to 01.10.2014
General project description

The IP titled Identity and Interdisciplinarity in Games and Play Research has as its main objective to strengthen the European excellence in games and play research by providing a two-week intensive course and workshop in this interdisciplinary field. It aims to teach students the state-of-the art theories and methods of Game and Play Research. The current situation is such that students who are interested in the study of games and play have limited opportunities to broaden their horizon internationally, let alone to study this subject interdisciplinary. This IP wants to fill this hiatus by offering an innovative interdisciplinary platform for learning about games and play that doesn’t yet exist anywhere in Europe or beyond. The target group consists of excellent PhD and MA/MSc students who are starting or working on thesis projects in games and play from humanities, design research, social sciences or computer sciences related approaches. The targeted students share an interest and ability to broaden their scope of knowledge and go beyond the boundaries of their field. 

 
Role Researcher Funding
Other grant (government funding)
Project members UU
External project members:
  • Dr. Sybille Lammes (University of Warwick - UK)
  • Prof. dr. Frans Mäyrä (University of Tampere - Finland)
  • Prof. dr. Mathias Fuchs (Leuphana University Lüneburg - Germany)
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Currently Stephanie de Smale MA teaches the following course(s):
CodeDescriptionF/PLevelECTS
ME2V15011 Mec-Inleiding Nieuwe media V 2 7.5
CI3V14404 Ciw-Digitale identiteit V 3 7.5
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Additional functions and activities

- Chair of the Humanities PhD Council (intranet link)

- Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Junctions: Graduate Journal of the Humanities (link)

- Main organiser of the games and play (GAP) research seminars (link)

 

 

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The Netherlands


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Last updated 21.04.2017