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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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Addictions: Glitch

Addictions: Glitch

Categories Gaming
Glitch by Tiny Speck is the latest game, currently in beta, to capture my attention and much of my time. Trailer below: I first learned about Glitch through my friend, Shelly Bowman, after sign up I immediately fell in love with this cute little browser based massive multi-player game. You can ...
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Results Don’t Need a Name

Results Don’t Need a Name

I was thinking tonight as I prepared to go out for the evening that I have often struggled to define user experience and the benefits of it to the industry that creates experiences for a living, the gaming industry. User experience done well is often subtle and seamless. It's an experience a user ra ...
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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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UX Video of the Week: Sketch a Move

UX Video of the Week: Sketch a Move

Sketch-a-Move from Superflux on Vimeo.I've missed a couple weeks due to deadlines at work but here's the next installment of UX Video of the Week. This one is a lot of fun to watch and only 5 minutes out of your day for some amusing commentary (by the girls in the video) and inspiration. Here Anab J ...
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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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