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Mr Tan RuiYang, Ryan

PhD Student (Information Studies)

Wee Kim Wee School of Communication & Information
Nanyang Technological University
31 Nanyang Link
Singapore 637718

Phone: (65) 67906971
Office: 05-01, WKWSCI

Research, Teaching & Professional Experience

Ryan is currently a Masters candidate in Communication studies under the supervision of Dr. Vivian Chen Hsueh-hua. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in English Literature with a second major in Communication Studies from the Nanyang Technological University. His professional experience and research interests focus extensively on video game development and the management of video game player communities and teams.


  • Teaching assistant for CS0204 Basic Media Writing. NTU (Semester 2, AY2015-2016)
  • Teaching assistant for CS2071, CS2171, CS4091, CS4191 Nanyang Chronicle. NTU (Semester 1, AY2016-2017)


Conferences and Publications

  • Tan, R. & Chen, H.H. (2017, May) Mechanics, Narratives, and Ludonarratives in Gamification. Paper to be presented at the 2017 ICA Pre-conference “My So-Called Gamified Life”, SD, California.
  • Tan, R. & Chen, H.H. (2016, July) Narrative experiences in video games: Temporality in Story-telling. Paper presented at the 2016 conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research, Leicester, United Kingdom.