Jacob Sheahan, PhD

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Pet Playing for Placemaking
RMIT University 
2020 - 2021

In collaboration with Cherished Pets Community Veterinary Care, we sought to reduce older adults' social isolation through a pet-centric and place-based game. The location-based game incorporated physical and digital elements to reconnect those in this community.

Article (2021): The Art of Tacit Learning in Serious Location-based Games ︎

☞ Presentation (2021): Playful Placemaking with Pets around a Pandemic ︎

Grant (2021): Give Where You Live Foundation


I acknowledge the peoples on whose lands I conduct my work, and respectfully acknowledge  Ancestors and Elders, past, present and emerging.

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