November 5th, 2007
Had a fascinating visit today at the eMotion game lab at Glasgow Caledonian University. The lab is kitted out with a very cool array of diagnostic tools for measuring the userâ€™s emotional responses to game stimuli. Theyâ€™ve also built customized versions of several commercially available game console systems and peripherals (e.g.,Wii and EyeToy) for the purpose of creating educational and rehabilitative games. Glasgow Caledonian has a large department (about 900 people I’m told) devoted entirely to games development. I spent a very pleasant afternoon talking shop with Jon Sykes and his team.
Come evening, we went for a lovely dinner at the Mussel Inn for (guess what?) mussels. Yum! Followed that up with drinks with Jon and his wife at 80 Queen Street, quite a posh bar with a very fine whisky selection.