#ixlab Notes

#ixlab's NCA 2017 Mass Communication Division Top Paper: Universal Engagement: Fandom and Need Satisfaction in Videogame-to-Film Transmedia Experiences

With the National Communication Association 103rd Annual Convention happening in just a few days, we wanted to highlight some #ixlab research that will be presented in Dallas.

#ixlab's NCA 2017 Instructional Development Division Top Paper: Instructor use of Nonverbal Cues Online

With the National Communication Association 103rd Annual Convention happening in just a few days, we wanted to highlight some #ixlab research that will be presented in Dallas.

#ixlab at the 103rd National Communication Association (NCA) Convention in Dallas, TX

At this year's NCA, WVU Interaction Lab (#ixlab) researchers will be presenting 17 papers, panels, and posters, including top papers in Mass Communication and Instructional Development. We hope you'll come see us! Please find our presentation information below. For the full NCA convention program, click here.

#ixlab at International Games Week (IGW), hosted by WVU Library

Dr. Jaime Banks and PhD student Joe Wasserman will be presenting during International Games Week (IGW), a yearly American Libraries Association event celebrating the value of games in libraries, hosted at the West Virginia University Library, October 30 – November 4. Details of their presentations are as follows:

#ixlab at the 2017 Association of Internet Researchers (AoiR) Conference

Several West Virginia University Interaction Lab researchers will be presenting at AoIR 2017 in Tartu, Estonia. If you are in attendance, we hope that you will attend WVU #ixlab researchers' presentations and panels! Details—including location, time, and abstracts—are included in this post.

2017 upgrades to #ixlab research lab

2017 has seen a lot of exciting upgrades to our research capabilities in the #ixlab! We’ve expanded our research spaces to two new rooms, upgraded our recording and physiological measurement equipment, and acquired some new analysis tools.

#ixlab at the 108th Annual Eastern Communication Association Convention

WVU COMM Interaction Lab (#ixlab) researchers are excited to share our research at the 108th Annual Eastern Communication Association Convention in Boston, March 29th – April 2nd. If you are attending the conference, we hope to see you there! Below, you’ll find all of our presentations by day. Unless otherwise indicated, all presenters, authors, and co-authors below are currently affiliated with the #ixlab at West Virginia University.

#ixlab's ECA Instructional Communication Division Top Paper: "As Good as Your Word"

Next week, many of the #ixlab researchers will be heading to Boston, MA for the 2017 Eastern Communication Association convention.

#ixlab at the West Virginia University 1st Annual Undergraduate Spring Symposium

Every year, a number of Undergraduate Research Assistants collaborate on faculty and graduate student research projects in the WVU COMM Interaction Lab (#ixlab). Emily Blake Louk, Senior Communication Studies major and one of our Undergraduate Research Assistants, will be presenting her year-long work on Analyzing Written Descriptions to Measure Learning from Games at WVU’s 1st Annual Undergraduate Spring Symposium. Come visit poster 92 on Saturday, 4/8/2017, 1 – 3 pm in the Mountainlair Ballrooms to learn more!

Diversion Drives and Superlative Soldiers: Gaming as Coping Practice among Military Personnel and Veterans

In the newest issue of Game Studies, Banks and Cole (2017) looked at how US military and veteran gamers use digital games to cope with service-related challenges.