For the past few weeks, we’ve been creating street games as part of our Games for Impact design class. The topics ranged from Hijab’s, the Syrian refugee crisis, voting in America and exploring New York to kids with immobility. Many of our games took advantage of the public parks and cityscape in New York, but others also used the facilities at DSI.
Asi Burak is Co-President at Games for Change, the leading global advocate of digital social impact games. He develops programs to raise the quality and influence of social impact games and produces the Annual Games for Change Festival, dubbed “the Sundance of Video Games.” Asi works with organizations that are developing digital games to further…
Tomorrow, August 20, Asi Burak will speak on video games and social good in an hour-long webinar. The first half will be dedicated to the talk and the second half to a Q&A session. Burak promotes games for social good through his annual Games for Change Festival.
Join a team of designers from the innovative Design for Social Innovation program at SVA to create a game in ONE WEEKEND. We will take projects from concept to a workable prototype with mentorship from veteran game designers and producers.
Originally created for the DSI Games for Change class this past spring, Abba Babba took to the streets for the After Dark evening of game play at the Manhattan Bridge Archway Plaza in Brooklyn. Abba Babba was selected to participate in the Come Out And Play Festival, which took place on July 16th–18th.
Sappi Fine Paper North America’s Ideas that Matter program is aimed at helping designers create and implement print projects for charitable causes. Since 1999, the program has funded over 500 nonprofit projects, contributing more than $12.5 million to causes that use design as a positive force in society. The program is open to North American…
by Gina Kim
“Creating a game-based facilitation tool to help tweens with high functioning autism advance in social competency.”
The weekend was a great mix of DSI students, designers, gamers, coders and actors working together to create engaging, playable and fun social games. Everyone was eager to collaborate and teams were formed around shared interests. The weekend began with introductions into the Games for Change movement powered by Asi Burak. Participants then dispersed to…
speaker: Nick Jehlen
title: Partner, The Action Mill
date: February 18, 2015
subject: My Gift of Grace: An award winning game dealing with End-of-Life care.