It's my pleasure to introduce a guest columnist this month: Professor Tracy Fullerton of the Interactive Media Division of the USC School of Cinematic Arts. The program is one of the first game-design curriculums in the nation and is already producing promising designers and exciting innovations. Dennis Wixon "Play has a tendency to be beautiful." Johann Huizinga Game designers create systems that contain opportunities for play. As the quote from Johann Huizinga suggests, play is a beautiful and important part of human culture. Teaching the art of designing satisfying play is a challenging and new discipline. The study of…
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