My name is Eric Walsh and I am a PhD graduate from the program in Communication and Rhetoric at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. My research focuses on exploring ways to combine theoretical and practical approaches to game design in order to enhance the communication of ideas in games, especially those created for change or civic education. My dissertation explores this topic in more detail, developing a framework for impact design that identifies key concerns relevant to encouraging impact through games. Additionally, my research has also touched on issues of player commodification, HCI and usability, technical communication, and level design.
I am currently seeking a job related to these interests. On this site, you will find a portfolio of games I have helped develop; my resume; and my CV. If you want to get in contact with me, please email me at [email protected].