710 Deconstructing Games: Spaceteam
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Wednesday, June 21
Deconstructing Games is a new series of hands-on sessions where you’ll have the opportunity to play a game and then discuss how the mechanics in play can be applied in your own learning context.
Spaceteam is a game that challenges up to eight players to work together as a team to repair and control a rapidly deteriorating spaceship. Unique orders appear on each device relevant to other players’ control panels. Players must then verbally communicate these orders to crewmates who can complete the task in order to progress.
In this session, you will explore the importance of providing clear, task-specific instructions in fast-paced, chaotic operational situations. Spaceteam emphasizes working towards small goals and thinking rapidly. Using group exercises, the game simulates communication challenges on a cross-functional team in a high-pressure environment. It’s a great jumping-off point for discussions about workplace communication, interdependency, team-building, trust, leadership roles, maximizing productivity, and prioritizing in high-pressure environments.
Novice and intermediate designers, project managers, managers, and directors.
Chief Learning Architect
JD Dillon is the chief learning architect at Axonify. With his practical approach, JD integrates science, technology, storytelling, and common sense to enable employees, improve performance, and drive business results. For 20 years, he has executed learning and performance strategies for global organizations, including the Walt Disney Company, Kaplan, Brambles, and AMC Theatres. At Axonify he partners with an award-winning team to solve business problems for leading organizations through modern learning practices and cutting-edge technology.
Matt Smith is the CEO of Pure Learning. With a strong background in instructional design and experience in consulting on learning strategy, his role at Pure Learning is to guide the company’s vision to enhance the quality of workplace learning in Australia.