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Social Games Summit: Engagement

Social Games Summit: Engagement

Categories Gaming
Notes from the Social Gamine Summit: Engagement talk---------------------------.@cquarles "innovation will be more important and flattery less as time goes on".@mark_skaggs look at the long term for engagement. 30, 60, 90 days. We get scared when day 1 is not at 60. Long term 30% is great!Meaure: hi ...
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Future of Social Gaming Panel

Future of Social Gaming Panel

Categories Gaming
Notes from the Social Gaming Panel:@davemcclure zynga growth evidence of success in harvesting CPA/cpc land grab strat last year, IMHO. Timing's everything.@chasnote is that a lot? Seems light if Job's estimates on connected devices are right considering Tv's $7.3bn upfront. Just sayin...Re: future ...
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UX Video of the Week: When Games Invade Real Life

UX Video of the Week: When Games Invade Real Life

Games are invading the real world -- and the runaway popularity of Farmville and Guitar Hero is just the beginning, says Jesse Schell. At the DICE Summit, he makes a startling prediction: a future full of points in the making. While brushing our teeth, getting enough sleep, everything we do we colle ...
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Rethinking my Blog: Girls & Games

Rethinking my Blog: Girls & Games

I came home today from playing soccer, injured.  If you know me, then you know that is not all that uncommon. I may regret this in the morning. Or perhaps not as it got me inspired to blog.First I want to state that for 2010 I think I will be talking about User Experience in a more generalized way. ...
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Mafia Wars (on Facebook) and Friend Invites

Mafia Wars (on Facebook) and Friend Invites

Recently as I have been between consulting gigs I have been playing a lot of Mafia Wars on Facebook. I started playing in hopes that if I had an interview with Zynga (the creators of the game) that I would have something to talk about.However that interview never came. Meanwhile I ended up engrossed ...
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IxDA 09 Redux SF

IxDA 09 Redux SF

I went to the SF Redux of Interaction 09 and had a great time not only getting to know some new people but also learning more about Interaction Design. Here's some quick thoughts and notes of what I saw:------Steve Portigal was up first to walk us through his sold out workshop called, "Well, we did ...
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Why We Should Define UXD

Why We Should Define UXD

The San Francisco division of the IxDA recently held a "redo" of the recent Interaction 09 Conference in Vancover. The slide that left me most moved was the one below:This slide opened my eyes to how vital it is that we define user experience. After all if we do not define what we do then we risk no ...
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Pattie Maes & Pranav Mistry: Unveiling the “Sixth Sense,” game-changing wearable tech

Pattie Maes & Pranav Mistry: Unveiling the “Sixth Sense,” game-changing wearable tech

Pattie Maes & Pranav Mistry demonstrate a "Minority Report" type of interactive gaming. How would this change the way we interact with the web and games in general. User experience of the future goes 3D? ...
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Pac-Manhattan (Alternate/Augmented Reality Game)

Pac-Manhattan (Alternate/Augmented Reality Game)

Categories Gaming
LINKA large scale urban game utilizing the pacman game framework.-----------------More-----------------------Blast Theory - UKAlternate Reality Game - What is it?Augumented reality game is a game which auguments reality.Article: "This is not a game" ...
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Microsoft to sell game making tools

Microsoft to sell game making tools

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq:MSFT - news) on Monday will announce the availability of software tools aimed at encouraging independent and hobbyist video game makers to create titles for its new Xbox 360 console.The move from Microsoft, which kicks off its two-day Gamefest video ga ...
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