Helen Routledge CRe-
Name : Helen Routledge
Job Title : Head of Design and Production
Organisation : Totem Learning
Sector : Games based Learning
Web Link : www.totemlearning.com
Interview Date : 9/11/15
Location : Totem Learning Coventry
Helen is an Instructional Games Designer and author. She specialises in the design and development of engaging Serious Games and has over 10 years experience of applying behavioural and cognitive theories to highly-
Helen works for Totem Learning, a dedicated Serious Games developer focused on creating premium Serious Games and Simulations.
Previously Helen worked at PIXELearning in the role of Instructional Systems Design Manager where she led the design of Serious Games destined for corporate training and development working with companies such as Comcast (US), Raytheon (US), HP (Switzerland), KPMG (US), AAT (UK) and Ernst and Young (UK).
1. What current technologies and tools fulfill your needs in your practice?
PC Hardware, Developer kits for phones and tablets, Unity, I-
2. What technologies do you see emerging in the next 5-
VR, Google Cardboard, Gesture based control systems
3. Could you identify any strengths and weaknesses with these technologies?
Strengths – fun to play with, natural interface
Weaknesses – Latency (Motion sickness), RSI (with gesture control systems)
4. Do you think there are additional technologies or tools needed, or that you would wish for?
User tracking and personalized experiences
5. If these were available what would you be creating?
Focusing on psychometrics, more accurate role playing
6. Can you see any strengths and weakness involved?
Strengths – personalization
Weakness – challenges to track data, security
7. What do you recommend to fill the gap between creators and technology providers?
More R&D Projects, affordable technologies for creative companies
Work with bigger teams
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