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VIDENSKAB.DK PUBLISHES ARTICLE ON THE SAC PROJECT

January 25, 2017

 

Dec. 8 Interview with Thomas Markussen about the aim and challenges of the project. In the article leading international researcher Professor Adele Jones from the University of Huddersfield comments on the potential of transferring social games to prisons in other countries.

 

 

 

 

MEETING WITH PROFESSOR ANNA PIIL DAMM

December 9, 2016

 

December 9, we had a fruitful meeting with professor Anna Piil Damm, Dep. of Economics and Business & TrygFonden’s Centre for Child Research at Aarhus University. In the meeting we discussed how to proceed with the our development and implementation of methods of evaluation. This meeting with be followed by a meeting on January 27 with Sarah van Mastrigt from TrygFonden’s Centre for Child Research to further discuss the methods of questioning and use of questionnaires in the game evaluation.

 

 

VISIT BY VALENTIJN VISCH, TU DELFT

November 18, 2016

 

November 18 Valentijn Visch came up from Delft to discuss and review our current framework development and procedures regarding methods of evaluation. We had an intensive, delightful and very productive meeting, that left us with a better understanding of the where we are going.

 

 

VISIT FROM DESIGNING OUT CRIME RESEARCH CENTRE AT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY SIDNEY

November 4, 2016

 

November 3-4, we had the pleasure of welcoming Rohan Lulham and Douglas Tomkins from the Designing out Crime Research Centre at University of Technology Sidney to SAC. We share a lot of common interests and had a great couple of days. On day 1 we went to visit Enner Mark Prison to see if any learnings can be transferred from Danish prisons to the Australian context in which Rohan and Douglas conduct their research activities . On the 2nd day Rohan and Douglas gave an inspiring talk to studends and staff at SDU about their work and also found time to discuss and offer invaluable advice on our game prototype and research objectives.

 

 

PILOT TEST AT SØBYSØGAARD STATE PRISON

October 8, 2016

 

8 October we had the opportunity to make a participatory-observation study of an inmate and his 2 children during their visit in the maximum secure unit at Søbysøgaard and to receive their valuable feedback. The pilot tests are devised to refine the game design and prepare for the evaluation study that will take place in 2017-2018. These pilots are very important to us, as they provide us with insights into how prisoners and their children play the game in situ, how the game influence their interaction and behavior, what they talk about during the game, and how they evaluate the game experience.

 

 

DESIGN AND EMOTION CONFERENCE

September 30, 2016

 

 

27-30 September, Eva and Thomas presented a research paper, entitled “Design activism as a new method for inquiring into mixed emotions in uncomfortable social interaction”  at the Design and Emotion Conference in Amsterdam, with a focus on how activistic games can be valuable for researching mixed emotions in children’s attachment to their fathers.

 

 

ISABELLA HAS MOVED ON TO NEW ADVENTURES

July 15, 2016

 

Our designer Isabella Tamara Hamid has left us as her periode of employment came to an end. Isabella has left an important and lasting impact on the project with her illustration designs and contributions to game development, among many other this. We’ll miss her sorely and wish her the best of luck in Viborg!

 

 

DESIGN RESEARCH SOCIETY CONFERENCE (DRS)

June 30, 2016

 

25-30 June we took part in the DRS conference in Brighton, where a game prototype was presented for a group of design researchers at the Empathy Things workshop, which was arranged by our partners Adam Thorpe and Lorraine Gamman. At the same venue, we presented the paper “The Role of Fiction in Participatory Prototyping” which focuses on how we have used games in family therapy sessions at SAVN to inquiry into the relation between children and their incarcerated fathers

 

 

THE SFI REPORT AND SAC / RITZAU

May 26, 2016

 

In a news feed from Ritzau Thomas Markussen comments on the results of the SFI report and why there is a need for projects like Social Games against Crime.

 

 

NEW REPORT FROM SFI ON CHILDREN AND PARENTAL INCARCERATION

May 26, 2016

 

The Danish National Centre for Social Research publishes new report on the problems that children and teenagers experience as a result of parental incarceration.

 

Link to the SFI-website: http://gl.sfi.dk/the_danish_national_centre_for_social_research-2631.aspx

 

Link to the report: http://www.sfi.dk/publikationer/indsat-far-udsat-barn-11757/

 

 

RADIO INTERVIEWS / P1 MORGEN & DR TREKANTEN

May 26, 2016

 

Wednesday March 16 interviews with Thomas Markussen about the Social Games against Crime project were broadcast on two DR channels: P1 Morgen and DR Trekanten.

 

 

FIELD STUDIES AT KRAGSKOVHEDE STATE PRISON

April 18, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On 17 April, we conducted a three hour interview and codesign session with three inmates and a prison officer at the Kragskovhede State Prison close to the northern tip of Jutland. The inmates provided us with valuable insights into their relationships with their children and gave us many useful ideas for improving the two social games prototypes we played with them.

 

 

 

RADIO INTERVIEW / DR ØSTJYLLAND

March 9, 2016

 

Early sunday morning DR Østjylland made a live interview with post-doc Eva Knutz talking about games’ potential for creating improved visiting conditions for children.

 

 

FIELD STUDIES AT SØBYSØGAARD

March 9, 2016

 

Game workshop held at Søbysøgaard State Prison for five male inmates and a prison officer, who provided us with their valuable inputs and feedback on two early social games prototypes.

 

 

WORKSHOP AT NYBORG STRAND FOR CHILD RESPONSIBLES IN THE PRISON AND PROBATION SERVICE

February 18, 2016

 

 

At the Prison and Probation Service’s annual conference, we held a workshop for 24 participants most of whom are working as Child Responsibles in Danish prisons taking special care of children visiting their incarcerated parents. The SAC project was presented and we got to meet the Child Responsibles who shared their rich  knowledge and experiences of when and why visits in prison are problematic. At the end of the workshop the participants made their own “dream clouds”defining the initiatives needed to improve in-visits situations for children. Workshop at Nyborg Strand for Child Responsibles in the Prison and Probation Service

 

 

SAVN WORKSHOP

November 30, 2015

 

Nov 27-29 Game workshop at SAVN

 

At SAVN’s course facilities, located in the scenic hills of Sondrup, we had the opportunity to play our newly designed game together with a group of inspiring teenagers, who have a father in prison. The game workshop gave us much insight into the teenager’s individual needs and their sense of a quality visit in prison. It was planned and conducted together with our close collaborators at SAVN: director Line Dahl Krabsen and family therapists Steen Østrup and Jeppe Løgstrup.

 

 

CO-DESIGN WORKSHOP WITH FAMILY THERAPISTS

November 23, 2015

 

Nov 23 Co-design workshop at SDU

 

Family therapists Steen Østrup and Jeppe Løgstrup from SAVN participated in a co-design workshop where we wanted to get their evaluation and contribution to the game play – a final try out before going to SAVN.

 

 

CHILDREN GAME WORKSHOP

November 7, 2015

 

NOV 6 Game workshop at SDU.

 

As part of our preparation for our visit at SAVN we invited 8 children to come and play with us. They came up with valuable feedback and ideas for an early prototype of our newly designed board game. In the game, the players drive around in their self-made cars in a city in order to pick up helpers like family members and friends (but also Margrethe II and the youtuber Pewdiepie), who can assist them in achieving their goals.

 

 

TRYGFONDEN’S 2-DAY SEMINAR AT VEJLE FJORD

October 28, 2015

 

 

October 26-27 TrygFonden’s 2-day seminar on effect evaluations of crime preventive initiatives.

 

We took part when researchers and practitioners working with crime preventive initiatives were gathered for 2 days at Vejle Fjord to discuss the value and need of effect evaluation. Innovative case projects and results were presented by leading international researchers from among others the University of Cambridge, University of Pennsylvania and the Swedish Agency for Health Technology and Assessment of Social Services.

 

 

Read more:

 

http://econ.au.dk/research/researchcentres/trygfondens-centre-for-child-research/research/workshop-om-kriminalpraeventive-effektevalueringer/

 

 

DAC VISITS SDU

October 23, 2015

 

October 20-23 Lorraine Gamman and Adam Thorpe from Design against Crime in London paid us a visit at SDU Design to work with us on the project.

 

 

 

 

 

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