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Monthly Archives: January 2014

A Free-to-Play World, our brief for IED students at the RCA

A while ago, we were invit­ed by John Fass to come up with a play-focused brief for stu­dents of the Infor­ma­tion Expe­ri­ence Design pro­gramme at the RCA. De-Com­pu­­ta­­tion is a theme run­ning through a lot of the work there, so we though it would be it would be inter­est­ing to ask the stu­dents to deconstruct […]

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Week 231

Last week both Alper and I were almost ful­ly occu­pied with wrap­ping up CHUTORO. On Mon­day, I built a deck of slides pro­vid­ing a ratio­nale for the design while Alper put the fin­ish­ing touch­es on the pro­to­type. On Tues­day, we both trav­eled to Karl­sruhe. I read a lot of Metaphors We Live By. I believe […]

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Week 230

Last week went by pret­ty quick­ly and by now it turns out we are almost through this week already before I had a chance to write the wee­knotes. In brief: we were ful­ly engaged prepar­ing deliv­er­ables for CHUTORO. Kars spent a lot of time knee deep in sci­en­tif­ic mod­els to fur­ther ground our design work. […]

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The Gameful City, a preview of my chapter for The Gameful World

This year, MIT Press will pub­lish The Game­ful World, a book edit­ed by Stef­fen P. Walz and Sebas­t­ian Deter­d­ing to which I’ve con­tributed a chap­ter. The book will cov­er approach­es in game­ful and play­ful design, how it can be applied to a range of fields and its com­mon issues. For exam­ple, Ian Bogost will expand […]

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Week 229

This was was the first full work­week of the year, which meant it was time to review our work of 2013 and set goals for 2014. To this end, Alper trav­eled to Utrecht and on Mon­day we sat down and strate­gised. We’re still using Google’s OKR method, which con­tin­ues to be a use­ful and relatively […]

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Week 228

So we’re back from break and man­aged to get some projects wrapped up just around the turn of the year which is a great way to start with a clean slate. I’m writ­ing this from the Nether­lands where I’m keep­ing touch with the moth­er­land though I can’t wait to be back in Berlin. We wrote […]

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