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‘Playful Design for Activism’ at E-Motive Day 2015

At the start of this year I was invited to demo Standing and to speak at E-Motive Day, a joining of innovative civil society organisations interested in (as they put it) North-South exchanges. In my lecture I talked about how Standing works and why it is interesting for civil society organisations (or NGOs). I also […]

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An Outline of Playful Design

In the summer of last year we announced a new direction for the studio, which boils down to us no longer framing our work as game design, but as playful design. We are interested in designing a wide range of playthings, and we are also interested in designing things that aren’t primarily meant for play […]

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Week 281

To make the most of the first full workweek of the new year Alper arrived from Berlin to work with me at the Utrecht studio on a number of things. We kicked off our second project with KLM on Wednesday. I went over to “building 600” on Schiphol Noord to share our preliminary ideas for […]

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Week 277

We gave and won the pitch I mentioned last week for the Dutch Museums Association so that is very good news and makes it very likely that we’ll be able to realize that idea in the new year. Standing made it out to the App Store and is looking amazing. Bycatch now has a BoardGameGeek […]

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Week 276

Last week we finished a lot of stuff which is really nice. Bycatch is now ready to print thanks to the efforts of Kars and Ties. I presented about the concept at Talk and Play and did an impromptu playtest both of which were very well received. We’re now planning how to tell people about […]

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Week 275

We were plenty busy this week, but much of it was “behind the screens” kind of stuff. So I will keep these notes short, for a change. Alper had a bunch of meetings, ran another Game Designers Anonymous, did some development on Standing, and planned marketing of Bycatch. Kars also had his fair share of […]

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Week 274

At the start of this week Alper was still in NYC after enjoying another excellent edition of PRACTICE. He did some work on Bycatch with Subalekha and otherwise enjoyed the city before heading back to Europe on Tuesday. While he was making the crossing, I participated in the first Tegenlicht meetup in Utrecht. We watched […]

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Week 273

Last week Kars and I crossed continents. He came back from holiday in Seoul (check out his visual food report) on the day I flew out to New York to attend PRACTICE. I spent the week doing some administration, reviewing current projects among which Standing and packing. I’m also organizing the fourth edition of Game […]

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Week 271

These weeknotes are late because of some irregularities in the studio. Kars is currently enjoying a holiday in Seoul while I have been sick for most of the week. Last week was eventful so there are the weeknotes anyway. Last Monday we finally got around to doing our Q3 OKR review with optimistic results. In […]

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Week 269

We’re making good progress on Bycatch for which we got a welcome refocusing after a sit-down with Joris. Joris himself was at SPIEL demoing Super Duo a card game of his own so he’s definitely an expert when it comes to this kind of thing. We’ll also have a website online this week through which […]

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