Michael Andreen

Senior Lecturer III - Arts Tech And Comm
mta072000@utdallas.edu
972-883-7525
ATC1501
Tags: Animation & Games Design & Technology Emerging Media Art

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Arts and Technology
The University of Texas at Dallas
M.F.A - Arts and Technology
The University of Texas at Dallas

Research Areas

His research examines the historical growth of games to identify common design practices and assumptions that have existed throughout the lifetime of the video game industry. Andreen has also participated in independent game development serving as a composer, sound designer, and designer for a variety of games ranging from mobile entertainment to grant-funded educational games.
His current area of study involves investigating how the mechanisms of creating and then subverting player expectation in games can lead to either emotionally rewarding or frustrating experiences.