Year 2010 has been a truly busy one (I cannot really understand that it is almost over and that we soon will be living 2011 already). Apart from all the research activities (some of which we try to mention in gamelab.uta.fi), and the usual upheaval in university administration, law and organization (we are no longer part of the Finnish government), this year will go down in history as the one when the first graduates of Interactive Media finished their studies. Here are the names and the titles of the first three pro gradu theses that we accepted this fall:
- Henrik Saari, Itsensä esittäminen Facebookissa: eri-ikäisten käyttäjien käsitykset ja kokemukset verkostopalvelussa esiintymisestä (PDF link)
- Eva Leppänen, A study of views of Facebook users on the role of haptics in social network systems
- Matti Linna, Trotting the Globe: Evaluating and Categorizing Playful User Experiences of Google Earth
Congratulations to everyone – three very good and interesting works!