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Wednesday, August 1 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Resonant Games: Design Principles to Connect Hearts, Minds, and the Everyday

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In the MIT Education Arcade, we design learning games that have deep connections with players’ lives—artifacts that could be a part of their lives in school and at home, that could rouse their curiosity and determination, that might even seep into their dreams and imaginations. Our games are designed to resonate with your life, with your passions, and with all the systems in which they are embedded. Our recent book, Resonant Games, is a compendium of principles we have used to design our learning games, illustrated by projects we have created with these principles in mind. In this workshop we plan to present the concept of resonant games and a selection of the principles to help participants apply them to their own work. We welcome educators and designers with any level of game experience to join us for design exercises that explore the idea of resonant design.

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Jason Haas

Cambridge, MA, United States, Scheller Teacher Education Program
Jason is a Research Assistant and PhD candidate in The Education Arcade and the Center for Mobile Learning in the MIT Media Lab. He is also an Early Career Scholar at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in the Spencer New Civics Education Program.His research focuses on designing... Read More →

Eric Klopfer

Professor, MIT
Dr. Eric Klopfer is Professor and Director of the Scheller Teacher Education Program and The Education Arcade at MIT. Klopfer’s research focuses on the development and use of computer games and simulations for building understanding of science and complex systems. His research explores... Read More →
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Scot Osterweil

Creative Director, MIT Education Arcade/Game Lab
Scot Osterweil is Creative Director of the Education Arcade in the MIT Comparative Media Studies Program. He has designed award-winning games in both academic and commercial environments, focusing on what is authentically playful in challenging academic subjects. Designs include the... Read More →
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Louisa Rosenheck

Associate Director, MIT Playful Journey Lab
Louisa Rosenheck is the Associate Director and Creative Lead of the MIT Playful Journey Lab. She manages the design, content, and development of educational games and software, and oversees the research on how ed tech can be effectively used in both formal and informal educational... Read More →

Wednesday August 1, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Media Lab - Silverman Skyline, 6th Floor, Building E14 75 Amherst St, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA