School of Informatics
I am working as an Associate Professor (biträdande professor) of Informatics at the University of Skövde. I got a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Exeter 2002. I have conducted game-related research since 2001. My research interest is focused on the game development process with a particular focus on its entangled, multidisciplinary nature. As part of the research, I have had the role as project leader, producer and developer in a number of game projects (you find a selection here).
The Practicalities of Educational Games: Challenges of taking games into formal educational settingsBerg Marklund Björn, Backlund Per, Engström HenrikProceedings of the 6th International Conference on Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications (VS-Games 2014) (82-89). University of Malta: IEEE Computer Society, 2014.
Collaboration Patterns in Mixed Reality Environments for a New Emergency Training CenterBacklund Per, Heldal Ilona, Engström Henrik et al.Proceedings UKSim-AMSS Seventh European Modelling Symposium on Computer Modelling and Simulation EMS2013 (483-488). IEEE Computer Society, 2013.
Games on prescription!: Evaluation of the Elinor console for home-based stroke rehabilitation
Backlund Per, Alklind Taylor Anna-Sofia, Engström Henrik et al.Transactions on Edutainment IX (49-64). Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2013.
Spelbaserad simulering för insatsutbildning: SlutrapportAlklind Taylor Anna-Sofia, Backlund Per, Bergman Maria Elena et al.Skövde: Högskolan i Skövde, 2012.
Evaluation of usefulness of the Elinor console for home-based stroke rehabilitationBacklund Per, Alklind Taylor Anna-Sofia, Engström Henrik et al.Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference in Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications (VS-Games 2011) (98-103). IEEE Computer Society, 2011.
Making a Game of the Old Testament Balancing Authenticity, Education and Entertainment
Engström Henrik, Ambring Erik, Dahlin Carl-Johan et al.IADIS International Journal on WWW/Internet, 2011, 9(1), 1-17.
Tactical Incident Commander - an Online Training Game for Incident Commander Training
Backlund Per, Alklind Taylor Anna-Sofia, Carlén Urban et al.Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Game Based Learning (ECGBL 2011) (9-17). Academic Conferences Limited, 2011.
Developing the Game Testament: Multiple Perspectives in Serious Game DevelopmentAmbring Erik, Dahlin Carl-Johan, Sjöstrand Erik et al.Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference on Game and Entertainment Technologies: Freiburg, Germany 26-30 July 2010 (35-44). IADIS Press, 2010.
Games for traffic education: An experimental study of a game-based driving simulator
Backlund Per, Engström Henrik, Johannesson Mikael et al.Journal Simulation & Gaming, 2010, 41(2), 145-169.
Acceptance of Entertainment Systems in Stroke RehabilitationAlklind Taylor Anna-Sofia, Backlund Per, Engström Henrik et al.Proceedings of IADIS Game and Entertainment Technologies 2009 (GET 2009) (75-83). IADIS Press, 2009.