Learn how to rapidly prototype a learning game
Learning games are a hot, hot trend, but why? What makes them work and how in the world do you go about designing one? In this workshop, we will explore a variety of different game types and identify what makes them playable. Then, using a step-by-step approach, you will design your own learning game and actually build a prototype of your game and play it. You will learn how to play test and how to iterate to improve the game’s playability and efficacy as a learning tool. After attending this workshop you will leave with a coherent road map to help design future games ( digital and/or table-top). You will also take away a list of resources to help further your learning and skill-development as a game designer.
This is a design workshop, not a development workshop. We will design a paper prototype, we are not going to develop a game with game development software.
- Participate and learn a six-step process for designing a learning game.
- Discover game mechanics that contribute to learning.
- Learn how to incorporate game dynamics and core elements into learning games.
- Explore why games are effective as an instructional approach.