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FDA Games Design: Archetypes in Video Games and the Hero's ...

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Archetypes in Video Games and the Hero's Journey. The brief over the holidays was to develop a lean, thin, skinny character and create a back story that would help to visualise the physical attributes, mood, and style of the ...
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I love using the Heroes Journey as a metaphor for designing games or designing a game company.

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This category is the icing on your game design educational business cake. It covers general themes that influence the world of game design business: what social trends exist? How does the future look? Can we ever reconcile ecology and eat economy through video game design? What insights does cognitive science offered to video game design?
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Austin gaming industry panel encourages students to seek careers in video games - UT The Daily Texan

Austin gaming industry panel encourages students to seek careers in video games - UT The Daily Texan | DIY, Maker and Hacker: Concepts and Trends related to Video Game Design | Scoop.it
Austin gaming industry panel encourages students to seek careers in video gamesUT The Daily TexanRay, a senior game designer of Schell Games and one of the panelists, said a career in video game designing is going to have a lot of instability.
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Steps for Applying Design Thinking to Build and Evolve Schools

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"Students don’t usually get to design their own high schools. Neither do parents or community members who lack experience in education. But, in what could become a national model, all of these people have been asked to weigh in on the plan for a new high school in San Jose, Calif."


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Our at-risk high school students use these steps as they develop PBL -based Serious Games. This strategy takes their Big Ideas and break them down into a tangible and visible means of applying Agile and Scrum management. This is a very useful article.

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, February 26, 12:09 PM

I love the idea of design thinking and not just because it's such a good way to train kids to think and problem solve. Design thinking can make it easier to solve right now problems right now. However, a key element of design thinking is thinking beyond the solution that works today and imagining the solution that will still work five, maybe ten years from now. And realizing that the exact solution might not work ten years from now, so thinking about the design in such a way that it can be adapted for the changes required by the new needs of the new users.

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Why games should matter in the health sector - Develop (blog)

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Why games should matter in the health sector Develop (blog) Harnessing the power of games for alternative purposes for education, training, communication or social change is something we're very passionate about, and one sector which we believe...
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I would like to see our local hospitals introduce video game design as part of the services provided to their patients. I think it would hep reduce their stress and anxiety. 

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Melanie Rayment's curator insight, October 22, 2013 6:08 AM

Burt Bongers @ UTS is doing just this. I hope we can improve the lives of many in our overflowing health care system through gamification.

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Projecting ourselves: Seattle museums embrace video installations - TheNewsTribune.com

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TheNewsTribune.com Projecting ourselves: Seattle museums embrace video installations TheNewsTribune.com In Newcastle, Australia, projections of historic images onto buildings on the city's oldest street are drawing crowds back to a revitalized...
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I like the use of video installations that project from the outside onto the surface of the museum. Let's see if Austins' Contemporary Museums can do something similar but only more weird;-)

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Play and city life | making cities for people ...

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The format combined opportunities to try new board games, aleatory games, and even word games with lectures by professionals and intellectuals specializing in interactive design and game design. Why should we ...
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This form of future urban games festival should be considered as a classroom field trip.

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FDA Games Design: Archetypes in Video Games and the Hero's ...

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Archetypes in Video Games and the Hero's Journey. The brief over the holidays was to develop a lean, thin, skinny character and create a back story that would help to visualise the physical attributes, mood, and style of the ...
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I love using the Heroes Journey as a metaphor for designing games or designing a game company.

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What Games Are: Playing In Interesting Times - TechCrunch

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Leveling Up: Is the Music Industry Ripe for Gamification? - hypebot

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For those that may be unfamiliar with the term, gamification is — as defined by Professor Kevin Werbach in the class — “the use of game elements and game design techniques in non-game contexts.” Foursquare is an ...
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Is Pandora ready to be gamified??

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Academy of outsiders: How NYU Game Center trains the next generation of ... - The Verge

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Academy of outsiders: How NYU Game Center trains the next generation of ...The VergeDirector of NYU Game Center Frank Lantz talks about degrees in game design, the New York games community, and pre-law students who find their true calling.
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Gates Foundation Wants to Combine Video Games and Education ...

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... academic outcomes of kids around the world. that is how the Foundation has come to earmark $20 million towards developing teacher tools based on social media platforms and video games to change the way instructors deliver lessons to students.
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Making a game of global tragedy - Financial Post

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Financial PostMaking a game of global tragedyFinancial PostJason Della Rocca, a Montreal-based consultant to the gaming sector, said the notion of what a video game should be is changing as industry thinkers such as Ian Bogost design games about social...

 

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Business News 24/7: The Difference Between A Good Video Game ...

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"And a designer's idea of what success looks like for a game can even change as the game is being developed or after it is released. In fact the .... Tips on how Social Networking can add value to Businesses.

 

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Games for Change Awards culminate 9th Annual Games for Change ...

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The event culminated the 9 annual Games for Change Festival, the largest games gathering in New York City and the leading global event focused on leveraging entertainment and engagement for social good.

 

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When School Leaders Empower Teachers, Better Ideas Emerge

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Distributed leadership is not about delegating tasks, but giving individuals ownership over outcomes and creating a culture of innovation.

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This is an intriguing topic that lends itself to innovation and school culture. How or in what ways does your district empower you to invest more time to become an ambassador on new approaches to teaching and learning?

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New Horizon Report Predicts Trends In Online Learning | Acrobatiq

New Horizon Report Predicts Trends In Online Learning | Acrobatiq | DIY, Maker and Hacker: Concepts and Trends related to Video Game Design | Scoop.it
Last week the New Media Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative released their 12th annual Horizon Report on technology integration in higher

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This is vital reading for those that want to know what technology and trends that will be affecting your higher education organization in the next few years. As a K-12 Ambassador for the NMC, I am interested in discovering the connectedness between the two and more.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, February 19, 8:38 AM

Check out the Higher Ed Horizon Report if you haven't already! 

Marisol Araya Fonseca's curator insight, February 19, 10:21 AM

Wow great report!!

 

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Four Games to Make You Happier, Healthier Now - Huffington Post

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Video games can do so much more than entertain -- they can open players' minds to new ideas, establish new positive habits, and even help us heal.
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Try these uplifting games in your classroom. I know I will:-)

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Former EA CEO Takes A Shot At Copycats, Praises 'BioShock Infinite' - Forbes

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Former EA CEO Takes A Shot At Copycats, Praises 'BioShock Infinite' Forbes Games Industry International has a terrific interview with former EA chief John Riccitiello in which the ex-executive talks candidly about the video game industry, the rise...
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Interesting insight on the video game industry from former CEO of Electronic Arts. Good food for thought.

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Classical music refashioned - The Guardian

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The Guardian Classical music refashioned The Guardian The first thing that all the involved parties quickly emphasised about the collaboration between Parsons the New School for Design and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is that no one had any...
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Can high school students design the Austin Symphony Orchestra a wardrobe fit for the 21st century?

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TeachThought | A Learning Simulation For Science & Social Studies ...

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Much like big-budget video games like SimCity, Plan It Green allows you to create your very own virtual city and name it as you please. They have made the signup process an easy one by allowing students to login using ...
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I think I will have my students assess this simulation for science and social sciences. It puts the S in STEAM.

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E-learning trends: what to expect in 2013 - Bizcommunity.com

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E-learning trends: what to expect in 2013 Bizcommunity.com Just like interacting with technology every day has changed (and is changing) the way we work, the way we shop, the way we socialise, and other aspects of our lives, increasingly using...
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Journey and the art of emotional game design | Technology ...

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Codemasters design director Nick Harper on how a game can resemble a Hollywood movie and an Andy Murray tennis match. ... The next step in the change curve proposes a search for meaning. I believe the walk into the ...
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3 Game Changers in Online Marketing - Mashable

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3 Game Changers in Online MarketingMashableThis is personalization: The combination of bespoke design, layout, stock, and messaging. Some websites out there are starting to do this, but only a few so far.

 

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Zynga designers help Pulitzer Prize winners create social charity game - VentureBeat

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VentureBeatZynga designers help Pulitzer Prize winners create social charity gameVentureBeatThe game is under development from Frima Studio, and its executive producer is Games For Change, an advocacy group for making games that support social good.

 

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MICROSOFT CORPORATION : Microsoft Announces Imagine Cup 2012 ... - 4-traders

MICROSOFT CORPORATION : Microsoft Announces Imagine Cup 2012 ...4-tradersTeams competed in two Game Design competitions -- Game Design: Xbox/Windows and Game Design: Phone.

 

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Data Visualization for a Better Society | SiliconANGLE

Data Visualization for a Better Society | SiliconANGLE | DIY, Maker and Hacker: Concepts and Trends related to Video Game Design | Scoop.it
In his “Data Visualization for Social Change” South X Southwest talk, Mapping Worlds director, Desmond Spruijt, founder and director of Mapping Worlds states: “The power of data visualization as a tool for social change can no longer be ignored.

 

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Video Pick: How a Game Can Change Your Life | The Daily Muse

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Video Pick: How a Game Can Change Your Life ... Game designer Jane McGonigal believes games have the power to change your life (and even lengthen it!). So, she ... Your 5-Minute Guide to Getting a Job in Social Media ...

 

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