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Live Blog: Betable Hackathon Saturday

Live Blog: Betable Hackathon Saturday

This weekend I am participating in a hackathon.  I started live blogging yesterday.  Today is the continuation of the adventure.The On Going Challenge: Create a new gambling game with the Betable API in a weekend.Time: 1:52 pmI'll admit freely that I got here toda ...
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Betable Hackathon Friday

Betable Hackathon Friday

Time: 10:52 pmThe Challenge: Create a new gambling game with the Betable API in a weekend.First Steps: People present ideas... Only two presented.  An MMO and a play off Pokemon.Second Step: Find a team.I choose to jump on board wi ...
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Emotional Engagement by Stephan Anderson

Emotional Engagement by Stephan Anderson

Quest for Emotional Engagement: Information Visualization (v1.5)View more presentations from Stephen Anderson ...
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Trends in Online Experience

Trends in Online Experience

This was notes from a talk.  Unfortunately, it was written a while ago and I don't recall which seminar/talk this is from. What's taken as notes is interesting enough I decided to post it. Notes below.------------------------------Online experiences have yet to fin their true form....Capabilities o ...
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We’re all Content Strategists Now

We’re all Content Strategists Now

Notes from the talk, "We're all Content Strategists Now" given by Karen McGrane. You can see the original video here.--------------------------------------------Define the process.Content deserves to be talked about and to develop a process behind it. Think beyond the template.Think beyond the temp ...
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Reviewing the Basics

Reviewing the Basics

Due to a desire to rebuild rather rusty visual design skills, I've been looking around the web for articles and various how to's in order to ensure any and all visual design I tackle going forward is up to date best practice. Most of this is review that I feel like I live and breathe everyday but it ...
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IDEA (not so live blog post): Ubiquitous IA – Peter Morville

IDEA (not so live blog post): Ubiquitous IA – Peter Morville

Peter began IDEA 2010 with a very pointed question: "What is this conference? (UX? or IA?) Do we care?" It's a question that has been a repeated one within the UX community. Here's my notes below.He pointed out, "It's really two ways of looking at the same thing." Diversity creates value. We need CE ...
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Tilt the World: Social Games for Good

Tilt the World: Social Games for Good

Categories Gaming, Social Good
Nicole Lazzaro did a talk at TechSoup in San Francisco awhile ago about building games for good. She said, "Games do more than points and badges. Games create rich experiences." They immerse the user into an experience that drives them forward. She began to explore this when she stood at the top of ...
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The Power of Play: Using Fun to Increase Engagement & Drive Viral Distribution

The Power of Play: Using Fun to Increase Engagement & Drive Viral Distribution

Wrote this a while ago and am not sure why it never got published. So I am sending it for publishing now.------------------------------------------------------------Sit down for a moment and pick up a game of PacMan. Play it for 5 minutes. Same old game? What happens if you add emotional elements to ...
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KPI vs Engagement

KPI vs Engagement

Earlier this week I was discussing with my friend, Tom Graber, about the problem with metrics and I thought I would jot down a summary of the conversation.  It all started with a discussion about social game companies focusing on metrics to determine whether or not they were successful with their ...
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