Jared Duval
Therapy Games Creator

Blends rich computational media training with unique experiences as a therapy games creator and play designer to offer a track record of delivering high-quality user experiences for people with and without disabilities. 

Skills
Design Skills
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe XD
Adobe Character Animator
Adobe Dreamweaver
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe After Effects
HTML5 & CSS
Microsoft Office
Developer Skills
Xcode
Android Studio
Unity
Visual Studio
Javascript
Office Skills
Word
Powerpoint
Keynote
Google Docs
Google Sheets
Excel
Prezi
Google Forms
Programming Languages
Swift
Javascript
Java
C#
Python
PHP
Objective C
Research
SpokeIt
Sept. 2016 to Present

A co-created speech therapy game for children born with orofacial cleft

Chasing Play Potentials
Aug. 2018 to Present

A methodology for design that leverages play emerging from specific contexts

Astaire
2017 to 2018

A colocated social VR dance game featuring asymmetrical play and designed spectator experience

Spellcasters
June 2018 to Present

A social VR stroke rehabilitation game that employs therapeutic gestures for casting spells in a team-based magical duel

Publications
Chasing Play Potentials: Towards an Increasingly Situated and Emergent Approach to Everyday Play Design
2019
SpokeIt: building a mobile speech therapy experience
2018
SpokeIt: A Co-Created Speech Therapy Experience
2018
Designing Towards Maximum Motivation and Engagement in an Interactive Speech Therapy Game
2017
A mobile game system for improving the speech therapy experience
2017
Computational Model of Surprise
2016
Awards
ARCS Scholar
Dec. 2018
Activities
Kraw Lecture · Invited Speaker
Dec. 2018

A Broken System, A Few Games, and a Healthier Tomorrow

Grad Slam · Finalist Speaker
2017
Crash Course in Design · Guest Lecture
May 2019
Ethical Research · Guest Lecture
2018
Rapid Prototyping with Adobe XD · Guest Lecture
2017
Education
Western New England University
Aug. 2012 to June 2016
Computer Science 2016
Information Technology 2016
B.S.
University of California Santa Cruz
Sept. 2016 to Present
Computational Media
PhD
Employment
University of California San Diego
San Diego
Research Staff
June 2018 to Present

Lead participatory design expert for Stroke Rehabilitation software utilizing a Microsoft Kinect sensor

Seven Hills Foundation
Worcester, MA
Respite Nurse Provider
2014 to 2016

Provided medical attention and supervision for individuals with various physical and mental disabilities.