Dr. Peña will be accepting students next year. Please take a look at his publications and let us know more about your research interests and experience. Please make sure to succinctly articulate how your research interests fit with work at the VICTR lab. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE GRADUATE PROGRAM IN COMMUNICATION AT UC DAVIS
The Virtual Interaction & Communication Technology (VICTR) lab at UC Davis studies the uses and effects of interactive technologies. Jorge Peña is the lab director. We are interested in understanding how the design features of video games and virtual environments affect online and offline experiences, and how virtual experiences (e.g., games, simulations) can be leveraged to improve our lives. We are also interested in how people construct messages to coordinate action and meaning in personal relationships and computer-mediated interactions.