804 Rapid Learning Game Development: How to Create a Board Game Fast
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Wednesday, March 28
Games and Gamification
Save That Sale! is an award-winning multiplayer board game that engages the players in resolving the business challenges around revenue capture, profitability, and customer engagement in order life-cycle management in an omni-channel world. This game was designed, developed, and printed in six weeks. You will walk through the steps from idea to completion, and you’ll leave with a process you can follow when designing board games.
This session will explore how to collaborate to build a game—from idea to print and play in six weeks. In supply chain commerce, consumers expect one fulfilling experience online, in store, across channels. The challenge is to act in concert across all channels to achieve the best customer experience and profitability for the company. The best and fastest way to win is to work together across the channels to “save that sale!” You will see a real-world design process: from ideation to rapid prototyping and playtesting.
In this session, you will learn:
- How to identify course ideas that would make good games
- How to take a course into the game ideation phase
- Rapid prototyping techniques for game design
- Why you must playtest and iterate many times
- What to include in the final published game
Novice to intermediate designers, developers, project managers, and managers.
Deborah Thomas, the president of Silly Monkey, consults on game-based and traditional learning, mLearning, and eLearning. Among her many honors, Deborah received the 2011 Fun and Serious Games Award for Europe, the 2009 Dugan Laird Award, and the 2009 ASTD Atlanta E-Learning Excellence Award. She has contributed to several books, and has served in leadership roles for the Atlanta Chapter of the Georgia Game Developers Association, ASTD Atlanta, the Technology Association of Georgia Workplace Learning Society, and the North American Simulation and Gaming Association. Deborah earned a BA degree in journalism and education from the University of South Florida and holds numerous training certificates.