This one-day event is a facilitated unconference. There are no formally defined presentations, no keynotes or plenary sessions, and no carefully orchestrated “panels of experts”. As people register, we invite suggestions for session topics that all can see on the conference wiki. We tap into the wisdom of the group to co-create the agenda on site.
No matter what you call these activities, playful interactions with customers and users can lead to breakthrough products and services. Playful interactions within work groups improve team performance by fostering better communications and enabling teams to improve decision-making. Playful interactions in professional development settings enable diverse specialists to overcome differences and create powerful results.
When used as qualitative research techniques, Innovation, Design and Serious Games lead to rich data that helps drive decisions about market needs, product requirements, buyer and user profiles and motivations, competitors, opportunities and barriers to success, the evolution of existing products and services, and more.
Innovation, Design, and Serious Games also have a role in the public sector to better understand issues surrounding complex initiatives, improve participation in the democratic process, and identify unexpected benefits and drawbacks to proposed legislation or other policy decisions.
Sponsorships are welcome to underwrite costs of the event.
Official Website: http://www.enthiosys.com/news-events/idsge/
Added by NancyF on May 19, 2009