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An overview of the Innovation Games ® approach to complex Problem Solving.

An overview of the Innovation Games ® approach to complex Problem Solving.

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    • Problem Solving through Collaborative Play Innovation Games® By: Stani Meredith, MBA
    • What are Innovation Games®? Created by Luke Hohmann and based on studies of  psychology and management techniques   They are Productivity Games, a subset of Serious Games   Complex problem solving through Collaborative Play- in person and online  
    • What are Innovation Games®? (cont'd) Qualitative approach best suited when decisions rely on human judgement - strategy, qualitative market analysis, product development, engagement management    Social Media: when higher quality of attention than 140  char limit is required     Range: in person, online (Web 2.0), in Second Life
    • How Games can do useful work? Research and experience show games to be highly effective in addressing complex problems, resistant to other approaches   Not simply more fun - also more effective   Atlantic Monthly's Benjamin Schwartz: we can access more of our brains when engaged in play    Visual thinking, increased creativity
    • How can Games do useful work? (cont'd) Create a less rigid environment Innovation Games® specifically are designed to facilitate collaboration and understanding Divergent (ideation) and Convergent (prioritization) Techniques
    • Success Stories Goolge, Microsoft, SAP, ........ City of San Jose, City of Grand Rapids Product Development and Management Association Smithsonian Games for Democracy selected for the 2010 SF Web 2.0 Expo's non profit pavilion
    • More Info? http://innovationgames.com/ http://www.gamesfordemocracy.org http://slurl.com/secondlife/Mocho/11/201/67 (Second Life presence) Contact: Stani Meredith, MBA 206-618-8302 stani.meredith@gmail.com
    • Questions?
    • Thank you!