Ansgar Depping

Ansgar Depping graduated from the University of Trier (Germany) in Psychology. During his studies he focused on social and motivational psychology. His thesis investigated conflicts in small work groups. He is currently working on his Ph.D. in Human Computer Interaction at the University of Saskatchewan under Dr. Regan Mandryk. He is interested in improving social dynamics online. Among other things he investigates how collaborative game mechanics can facilitate trust formation between users.

Publications

Why is This Happening to Me? How Player Attribution can Broaden our Understanding of Player Experience
Depping, A., Mandryk, R. (2017), Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2017), Denver, CO, USA. 1040-1052. <doi:10.1145/3025453.3025648>
Cooperation and Interdependence: How Multiplayer Games Increase Social Closeness
Depping, A., Mandryk, R. (2017), CHI PLAY '17 Proceedings of the Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 449-461. Honourable Mention Award (top 5%). <doi:10.1145/3116595.3116639>
'They All Look the Same to Me.'An Agent Based Simulation of Out-Group Homogeneity
Depping, A., Osgood, N., Krueger, K. (2017), International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling and Prediction and Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation (SBP-BRiMS 2017), 60-64. <doi:10.1007/978-3-319-60240-0_7>
Trust Me: Social Games are Better than Social Icebreakers at Building Trust
Depping, A., Mandryk, R., Johanson, C., Bowey, J., Thomson, S. (2016), CHI PLAY '16: Proceedings of the 2016 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play, Austin TX, USA. 116--129. <doi:10.1145/2967934.2968097>
How Disclosing Skill Assistance Affects Play Experience in a Multiplayer First-Person Shooter Game
Depping, A., Mandryk, R., Li, C., Gutwin, C., Vicencio-Moreira, R. (2016), Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2016), San Jose, CA. 3462-3472. Honourable Mention Award (top 5%).
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