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Thursday, August 2 • 11:00am - 11:30am
How Principles of Play Can Transform Your Research Practice

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Play is a powerful means for youth to engage in problem solving, sense-making and learning. But can researchers and practitioners also apply principles of playfulness to the process of evaluation and assessment? This Spotlight features five game-like ways that Convergence Design Lab/Columbia College (Chicago) and Spy Hop (Salt Lake City), a digital media education organization, are conducting participatory action research for assessment, evaluation and audience impact storytelling. Civic Imagination Bingo, Re-capture the Flag, Mentor Identity Hats, Data Therapy and Map Your Journey are fun, dynamic and tested strategies that empower youth media organizations to conduct rigorous evaluation and capture and share their impact story with multiple communities. Presenters will invite participants to join in the play and participate in all the activities.

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Margaret Conway

Learning Experience Designer, Convergence Design Lab Columbia College
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Mindy Faber

Director, Convergence Design Lab, Columbia College Chicago
Mindy Faber is the Program Director of Convergence Design Lab, an applied research center and design studio at Columbia College Chicago’s School of Media Arts that partners with organizations to prepare youth to become future-ready, media fluent and active participants in public... Read More →
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Matt Mateus

Program Director, Spy Hop
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Adam Sherlock

Community Partnership Director, Spy Hop Productions

Thursday August 2, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am EDT
Sloan/Morris and Sophie Chang Building, E52-164 Classroom, Building E52 50 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA 02142