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Designing for Kids and Parents Playing Together<br />Jesse Schell – GDC 2010<br />
1) You have to decide to design for it!<br />
2) Find themes both kids and parents care about<br />
Nostalgia bridges the generation gap<br />
3) Understand what families want – and provide it!<br />
Families want shared experiences<br />
Families want shared accomplishments<br />
Parents want to feel they have provided meaningful, useful experiences<br />Parents want to feel they have provided, perio...
Kids want to feel more emotionally connected to their families<br />Both kids and parents want to connect to distant relat...
4) Parents want to teach;children want to learn<br />Create opportunities for parents to teach<br />Kids are aspirational ...
5) Co-opt existing roles for quick immersion<br />
6) Reverse roles to delight everyone<br />Everyone wants a break from the parent/child relationship<br />When a child surp...
7) Consider gender issues<br />12 Points of View!<br />
8) Deciding to pay is a collaboration between kids and parents<br />
9) Safety is PARAMOUNT!<br />
10) Design for the family as well as for the individuals<br />Design to let them connect with each other<br />Families are...
Finally…<br />
The connection between parents and children is the strongest emotional force we know<br />
Questions?<br />You have to decide to design for it<br />Find themes both kids and parents care about<br />Understand what...
Thanks!<br />Email: jesse@schellgames.comTwitter: @jesseschell<br />Slides: slideshare.net/jesseschell<br />
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Designing For Kids And Parents Playing Together

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GDC 2010 talk about designing patterns of play for kids and parents playing together.

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Designing For Kids And Parents Playing Together

  1. 1. Designing for Kids and Parents Playing Together<br />Jesse Schell – GDC 2010<br />
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  5. 5. 1) You have to decide to design for it!<br />
  6. 6. 2) Find themes both kids and parents care about<br />
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  9. 9. Nostalgia bridges the generation gap<br />
  10. 10. 3) Understand what families want – and provide it!<br />
  11. 11. Families want shared experiences<br />
  12. 12. Families want shared accomplishments<br />
  13. 13. Parents want to feel they have provided meaningful, useful experiences<br />Parents want to feel they have provided, period <br />
  14. 14. Kids want to feel more emotionally connected to their families<br />Both kids and parents want to connect to distant relatives<br />
  15. 15. 4) Parents want to teach;children want to learn<br />Create opportunities for parents to teach<br />Kids are aspirational – create situations where they are in over their heads<br />Create opportunities for kids to show what they have learned<br />
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  18. 18. 5) Co-opt existing roles for quick immersion<br />
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  20. 20. 6) Reverse roles to delight everyone<br />Everyone wants a break from the parent/child relationship<br />When a child surpasses the skills of the parent, it is a landmark moment<br />
  21. 21. 7) Consider gender issues<br />12 Points of View!<br />
  22. 22. 8) Deciding to pay is a collaboration between kids and parents<br />
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  25. 25. 9) Safety is PARAMOUNT!<br />
  26. 26. 10) Design for the family as well as for the individuals<br />Design to let them connect with each other<br />Families are very busy! <br />
  27. 27. Finally…<br />
  28. 28. The connection between parents and children is the strongest emotional force we know<br />
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  31. 31. Questions?<br />You have to decide to design for it<br />Find themes both kids and parents care about<br />Understand what families want – and provide it!<br />Parents want to teach; children want to learn<br />Co-opt existing roles for quick immersion<br />Reverse roles to delight everyone<br />Consider gender issues<br />Deciding to pay is a collaboration between kids and parents<br />Safety is PARAMOUNT!<br />Design for the family as well as for the individuals<br />
  32. 32. Thanks!<br />Email: jesse@schellgames.comTwitter: @jesseschell<br />Slides: slideshare.net/jesseschell<br />

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