Female game developers in the Australian digital games industry

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dc.contributor.author Taylor, Debbie Michele
dc.date.accessioned 2014-01-28T04:10:29Z
dc.date.available 2014-01-28T04:10:29Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/24148
dc.description University of Technology Sydney. Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology. en_US
dc.description.abstract Females make up half the population, and represent 47% of the digital game player market in Australia, yet women do not have comparative input and influence into the creation of digital games. Women are underrepresented in the digital games industry all over the world. In Australia, women’s level of contribution to game development is much lower than the USA, Canada, and UK. This thesis seeks to establish the factors that influence the low participation of women in this fast-growing industry, and to possibly find ways to reverse this trend. Design/methodology/approach – A review of literature from the areas of computer science, IT, and digital games development was carried out focusing on the impact of social, structural and cultural factors, and how these may influence women choosing a career in the Australian digital games industry. This study is empirical in nature using a Mixed-Method Grounded Theory approach. A database of all known Australian digital game companies was constructed. A census was then carried out with 356 digital game development studios across the country. From there, a separate “Aussie Women Game Developers” survey was conducted with thirty-five women working in the industry. From the survey respondents a subset of ten women participated in a semi-structured, in-depth, one-on-one, open-ended interview. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Australia. en_US
dc.subject Digital game developers. en_US
dc.subject Digital game industry. en_US
dc.subject Females. en_US
dc.subject Gender. en_US
dc.subject Students. en_US
dc.title Female game developers in the Australian digital games industry en_US
dc.type Thesis (BSc(Hons)) en_US
utslib.copyright.status Open Access

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