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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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