Heidi J. Boisvert speaks about “Moving Players Beyond Clicktavism” at the Serious Play Conference 2012
Embodied and ambient technologies possess the ability to deeply encode us with unseen moral, social and political structures. This session will explore how game design can enhance cognitive and affective systems. By applying commercial media mechanics and persuasive narrative devices to "intelligent" user interfaces, informed by the conceptual frameworks of neuroscience, designers can better balance message with engagement and increase impact.
Through case studies of games drawn from a novel open design practice, including EEG and biometric assessment, this session will demonstrate how game-based experiences carry the potential to shape and powerfully transform not only individual attitudes and social behaviors, but also the underlying values that govern our society.