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1994 :  We start playing  Warcraft   Are we on the threshold of our own   epic game ?
 
Game developer  nominated for Nobel Peace Prize by  2020
“ Games   are the most elevated form of investigation.”
 
 
 
 
 
 
Will Wright + Jill Tarter
<ul><li>“ I’m interested in the possibility that learning to be good at a game makes you good at life,   makes you good at...
<ul><li>“ There’s real value in being pushed toward   global awareness and looking long-term .  That’s one of the things t...
 
 
 
 
<ul><li>“ My friends, my family – they’ve all noticed the difference. This game has honestly  changed my life .” </li></ul...
 
What we learned <ul><li>We can motivate and coordinate real change </li></ul>
 
 
<ul><li>7000 forecasters from </li></ul><ul><li>90 countries,  </li></ul><ul><li>on 6 continents,  </li></ul><ul><li>In 13...
 
<ul><li>Accounting </li></ul><ul><li>Advertising </li></ul><ul><li>Aerospace & Airlines </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture </li...
Comic Book Industry Communications& Media Community Development Computer Software/Hardware Consulting Consumer Electronics...
Home Remodeling Hotels Housing Human Rights Human Resources Human Services Immigration Industrial Automation Insurance Int...
Nano-biotechnology Nonprofit Nursing Oil Industry Package Delivery Parenthood Philanthropy Photography Plumbing Psychology...
> 1000 stories about the future > 500 discussion forum topics > 500 collaborative superstructures
<ul><li>“ This is by far  my favorite vision of the future , because it’s the first one I can actually imagine myself doin...
What we learned <ul><li>We can connect individuals to epic challenges  </li></ul>
 
 
<ul><li>In the first  24 hours  of the network… </li></ul><ul><li>Players posted more than  2000 blog posts, videos and ph...
<ul><li>In the first  15 days  of the network… </li></ul><ul><li>We’ve enrolled more than  10,500 students  from more than...
<ul><li>“ We never saw this mindset in our students before: instead of Africa having all the world’s problems, it could ha...
What we’re learning <ul><li>We can change who plays </li></ul>
 
 
Prototype a game – and use free online platforms <ul><li>Ning  for social networking </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter  for update...
Get help making a game <ul><li>Colleges and universities </li></ul><ul><li>Libraries and Museums </li></ul><ul><li>Institu...
 
[email_address]
 
Challenge #1 <ul><li>Find a position of forecasting strength. </li></ul>
<ul><li>What are 3 things you’d wager $100 you  know  or  care  more about than  anyone else in this room ? </li></ul><ul>...
Challenge #2 <ul><li>Test the diversity of our forecasting network. </li></ul>
Challenge #3 <ul><li>Immerse yourself in the future scenario. </li></ul><ul><li>In a world without oil, how would YOU help...
Challenge #4 <ul><li>Form forecasting teams. </li></ul>
Challenge #4 <ul><li>Your team needs at least one: </li></ul><ul><li>Laptop </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki hero </li></ul><ul><li>...
The grand challenge: <ul><li>Fill the wiki,  </li></ul><ul><li>from A to Z,  </li></ul><ul><li>with  260 design solutions ...
 
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Design Intersections: How Games Can Help Us Solve the World's Biggest Problems

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Game design can be a platform for re-inventing reality and designing our future. Presented on March 18, 2010 at the Design Intersections Symposium on Disruptive Effects, at the University of Minnesota.

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Design Intersections: How Games Can Help Us Solve the World's Biggest Problems

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  24. 1994 : We start playing Warcraft Are we on the threshold of our own epic game ?
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  34. Will Wright + Jill Tarter
  35. <ul><li>“ I’m interested in the possibility that learning to be good at a game makes you good at life, makes you good at changing the world , and gives you skills that are going to allow you to reinvent your environment. ” </li></ul>
  36. <ul><li>“ There’s real value in being pushed toward global awareness and looking long-term . That’s one of the things that I find very useful about big games…. these are the timelines we need to be looking at — the 10-, 50-, 100- year horizons . Because most of the really bad stuff that’s happening right now is the result of very short-term thinking.” </li></ul>
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  41. <ul><li>“ My friends, my family – they’ve all noticed the difference. This game has honestly changed my life .” </li></ul><ul><li>Melissa, WWO player </li></ul>
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  43. What we learned <ul><li>We can motivate and coordinate real change </li></ul>
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  46. <ul><li>7000 forecasters from </li></ul><ul><li>90 countries, </li></ul><ul><li>on 6 continents, </li></ul><ul><li>In 13 languages </li></ul>
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  48. <ul><li>Accounting </li></ul><ul><li>Advertising </li></ul><ul><li>Aerospace & Airlines </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Armed Forces </li></ul><ul><li>Art & Design </li></ul><ul><li>Automotive </li></ul><ul><li>Babysitting </li></ul><ul><li>Banking </li></ul><ul><li>Bartending </li></ul><ul><li>Beverages </li></ul><ul><li>Biomedical Science </li></ul>Biotech & Bioengineering Broadcasting Building & Construction Call Centers Carpentry Car Services Caregiving Chemical Engineering Church & Ministry Citizen Journalism Civil Engineering Cleaners Clothing Cognitive Science Collections
  49. Comic Book Industry Communications& Media Community Development Computer Software/Hardware Consulting Consumer Electronics Cosmetics/Cosmeceuticals Cycling Service & Distribution Defense E-Commerce Ecosystem Management Education Energy Entertainment Environmental Mngmnt Event Industry Fashion Finance Food Forensic Psychology Forestry Gaming Gardening Genetics Geo-Information Geology & Geotechnology Government Health Care
  50. Home Remodeling Hotels Housing Human Rights Human Resources Human Services Immigration Industrial Automation Insurance International Relations Internet Journalism Labor activism Landscape Architecture Law Enforcement Law & Legal Services Libraries & Library Science Lumber Management Manufacturing Marine Research Marketing Materials Science Media Medical Mental Health Merchandising Mining Mobile Telephony Monastery Museums
  51. Nano-biotechnology Nonprofit Nursing Oil Industry Package Delivery Parenthood Philanthropy Photography Plumbing Psychology Public Policy Publishing Real Estate Recruitment Restaurant Retail Robotics Sales Social Services Specialty Coffee Steel Industry Storytelling Sstainability Telecommunications Tourism Transporation& Logistics Urban Planning Water Management Writing
  52. > 1000 stories about the future > 500 discussion forum topics > 500 collaborative superstructures
  53. <ul><li>“ This is by far my favorite vision of the future , because it’s the first one I can actually imagine myself doing something important in.” </li></ul><ul><li>– Andrew F. </li></ul>
  54. What we learned <ul><li>We can connect individuals to epic challenges </li></ul>
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  57. <ul><li>In the first 24 hours of the network… </li></ul><ul><li>Players posted more than 2000 blog posts, videos and photos . </li></ul>
  58. <ul><li>In the first 15 days of the network… </li></ul><ul><li>We’ve enrolled more than 10,500 students from more than 120 countries , including more than 2000 students from sub-Saharan Africa . </li></ul>
  59. <ul><li>“ We never saw this mindset in our students before: instead of Africa having all the world’s problems, it could have all the world’s solutions .” </li></ul><ul><li>- Thirumeni Thiru , EVOKE outreach team, South Africa </li></ul>
  60. What we’re learning <ul><li>We can change who plays </li></ul>
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  63. Prototype a game – and use free online platforms <ul><li>Ning for social networking </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter for updates </li></ul><ul><li>Wordpress for blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Wikia for wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook for promotion </li></ul>
  64. Get help making a game <ul><li>Colleges and universities </li></ul><ul><li>Libraries and Museums </li></ul><ul><li>Institute for the Future </li></ul><ul><li>Games for Change network </li></ul><ul><li>Serious Games network </li></ul><ul><li>Local IGDA (international game developers association) chapters </li></ul>
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  66. [email_address]
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  68. Challenge #1 <ul><li>Find a position of forecasting strength. </li></ul>
  69. <ul><li>What are 3 things you’d wager $100 you know or care more about than anyone else in this room ? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a subject matter or skill </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a location </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a community </li></ul></ul></ul>Challenge #1
  70. Challenge #2 <ul><li>Test the diversity of our forecasting network. </li></ul>
  71. Challenge #3 <ul><li>Immerse yourself in the future scenario. </li></ul><ul><li>In a world without oil, how would YOU help? </li></ul>
  72. Challenge #4 <ul><li>Form forecasting teams. </li></ul>
  73. Challenge #4 <ul><li>Your team needs at least one: </li></ul><ul><li>Laptop </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki hero </li></ul><ul><li>Data captain </li></ul><ul><li>Town crier </li></ul>
  74. The grand challenge: <ul><li>Fill the wiki, </li></ul><ul><li>from A to Z, </li></ul><ul><li>with 260 design solutions for a world without oil. </li></ul>
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