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. Leveraging his expertise in psychometric evaluation and his data analytics skills for interpreting large data sets of player behaviour, he brings multiple methodological approaches to address his research questions. 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. <doi:10.1145/3025453.3025648>
Don't Talk Dirty to Me: How Sexist Beliefs Affect Experience in Sexist Games
Bowey, J., Depping, A., Mandryk, R. (2017), Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2017), Denver, CO, USA. <doi:10.1145/3025453.3025563>
Through the Looking Glass: Effects of Feedback on Self-Awareness and Conversation during Video Chat
Miller, M., Mandryk, R., Birk, M., Depping, A., Patel, T. (2017), Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2017), Denver, CO, USA. Honourable Mention Award (top 5%). <doi:10.1145/3025453.3025548>
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.
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%).