In Spring 2013, Dr. Nicholson will be teaching IST 400/600: Transformative Game Design.
This is a project-based class about the design of games designed to transform, influence, or educate in non-profit or commercial settings, with a primary focus on non-digital games. This course marries the traditional game design curriculum with the integration of information and motiviational techniques to transform a player. This isn't a programming class, but students wanting to make a digital game may choose to do so.
The course will be focused around three weekends during the semester, and then there will be work on Blackboard the rest of the time.