"You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else." Albert Einstein
Adam Henriksson, graduating BA student at UID was awarded the Degree Work of the Year for his concept Pockit, a different kind of gaming device. He receives a SEK 15000 scholarship from ALMI Företagspartner Nord. The motivation is his innovative way of thinking that may contribute to a very positive presence and interaction between people.
Pockit is a portable motion controller with which you focus on your fellow gamers and the objects around you, instead of on a graphic game. The controller measures parameters like motion and location, and gives feedback through vibration, sound and light. It is a concept that enables play everywhere and it encourages everyone to be physical and achieve a deeper social interaction.
The degree work was carried out in cooperation with game developer Nifflas (Nicklas Nygren) from Umeå and the Copenhagen Game Collective. Adam says about his design process: "The key to my process was definitely the user, my group of gamers and game developers, who without exception delivered great feedback and ideas."
After summer Adam Henriksson will return to UID, to continue his studies in the two-year MA programme in Interaction Design.