Research Institute for Media, Arts and Performance
University of Bedfordshire
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Claudio Pires Franco leads on Games and Media Research at Dubit Limited, in a role that creates a bridge between the Research and Game Development teams.
A dad of two kids, Claudio spends most of his time immersed in children’s stories, books, films and games.
As part of a multi-disciplinary team working in the UNESCO-sponsored project 'Crossing Media Boundaries: New Media Forms of the Book', lead by Professor Alexis Weedon (RIMAP), Claudio is studying the use of games by book publishers and as part of transmedia efforts.
His main goals are to develop a theoretical model for the study of games within cross-media and transmedia contexts, and the creation of applicable tools for game production and audience involvement in the process.