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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Play Matters

When Miguel Sicart’s Play Mat­ters was pub­lished in August of last year it imme­di­ate­ly went on my to-read list but it took me a while before pick­ing it up. When I did I was imme­di­ate­ly hooked. Not since The Well-Played Game have a I come across such a thought­ful treat­ment of play. Play Mat­ters is […]

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Week 287

A week in which we got a lot of things done. KUMA is near­ing com­ple­tion with anoth­er round of mock­ups run by the client. Aldo is mak­ing steady progress on the next ver­sion of Cam­parc. We are going to do an ear­ly con­cept explo­ration for SHIJIMI about games in urban devel­op­ment. Most of my time […]

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Unity makes iterative design easy

We are cur­rent­ly in the mid­dle of a project for which we are using Uni­ty 3D to quick­ly cre­ate a work­ing pro­to­type. We had want­ed to use Uni­ty for a while now because oth­er tools felt too con­strained. Now we final­ly have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to do so. Oth­er design com­pa­nies and depart­ments are also find­ing […]

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Week 286

We made some good progress on sev­er­al projects this week. The big one is Home Rule. Alper and I kicked it off with some plan­ning for the next two weeks. Then we imme­di­ate­ly start­ed crack­ing on things. Alper got a pro­to­typ­ing set­up in Uni­ty up and run­ning, includ­ing iBea­cons inte­gra­tion, and pro­ceed­ed to do some […]

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Week 285

The best news last week was the go-ahead on SHACHI. We’re excit­ed to start work on that in the new week. Work on the next ver­sion of Cam­parc has start­ed for the STRP bien­nal. Kars ran a work­shop at Beren­schot togeth­er with Jeroen van Mas­tright. As research for the work­shop I looked to find dilem­mas […]

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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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