Technology + Psychology = Destiny

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  • Magical interfacesAI Characters with less “A” and more “I”Payment systems that feel fairSocial systems that bring me closer to family and friendsGames that transform me into the person I want to become
  • Technology + Psychology = Destiny

    1. 1. Technology + Psychology = Destiny Jesse Schell Gamelab 2013
    2. 2. CrystalBallSociety.com
    3. 3. + = PsychologyTechnology Destiny
    4. 4. Psychological Reality 1: The Innovator’s Dilemma
    5. 5. Psychological Reality 2: We seek novelty
    6. 6. ? SOURCE: Journal of Neuroscience 2001;27
    7. 7. ? =
    8. 8. The Hype Curve Put Jokes Here
    9. 9. Psychological Reality 3: Touch is Primal
    10. 10. History of symbolic logic (3,000 years) History of tool use (3,000,000 years) History of touch (300,000,000 years)
    11. 11. Psychological Reality 4: Venues, not devices
    12. 12.  “Anywhere”  The Hearth Reading Nook  Workbench 
    13. 13. Psychological Reality 5: Self- Determination Theory
    14. 14. Self-Determination Theory Competence Autonomy Relatedness I want to be good at what I do! I want freedom! I want to connect to others!
    15. 15. Psychological Reality 6: We Seek Pleasure
    16. 16. “Hafta” “Wanna” Slavery Freedom Work Play Efficiency Pleasure
    17. 17. Psychological Reality 7: A plan is a real thing.
    18. 18. (Data courtesy EEDAR via Geoff Zatkin)
    19. 19. Psychological Reality 8: Cheating Feels Bad
    20. 20. Psychological Reality 9: We HATE to lose progress
    21. 21. Psychological Reality 10: Everyone seeks Utopia
    22. 22. 1849
    23. 23. = ?
    24. 24. + =
    25. 25. Keys to Utopia: Magical Interfaces Fair Payment Less A, more I Family & Friends Transformation
    26. 26. Thanks! Slides: jesseschell.com Twitter: @jesseschell Email: jesse@schellgames.com
    27. 27. Ten Psychological Realities 1. The Innovator’s Dilemma 2. We Seek Novelty 3. Touch is Primal 4. Venues, Not Devices 5. Self-Determination Theory 6. We Seek Pleasure 7. A Plan is a Real Thing 8. Cheating Feels Bad 9. We HATE to lose progress 10. Everyone Seeks Utopia + =

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