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Staffan Björk — Gothenburg University, Sweden

Staffan Björk is a full professor at the department of Computer Science and Engineering at Chalmers and Gothenburg University. He conducts research within the areas of gameplay design, pervasive games, and interaction design. A primary result of this work is the gameplay design patterns concept and the book “Patterns in Game Design” co-written with Jussi Holopainen and published by Charles River Media. Together with Petri Lankoski he was editors for the book “Game Research Methods: An Overview”. He has been active in promoting game research as a research discipline, being one of the founders of the Digital Games Research Association. He has taught gameplay design courses for more than a decade and is currently program responsible for two international master educations: Interaction Design & Technologies and Game Design & Technology.