Social Circle: Helping Students Socializing


Social Circle was the name of a game aimed at inspiring more social interaction among new students. The requirements was to solve a problem under the theme “Social Responsibility” and should involve a physical interface. We (a seven people group) decided to research loneliness and wanted to help creating social interaction among students who just started at Aalborg University. Social Circle was born, a question-based social game which breaks the ice among its players and let them get to know each other a bit better. My main responsibility in the project was to delegate tasks and ensure everything was done in time. Furthermore I developed the virtual interface in Java/Processing and designed the interaction happening between the players and the screen. The game was successfully tested at the Student House and in the bar at the Aalborg Basis Campus.