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Gamestorming Workshop - Learn how to create better products through collaborative game play

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September 28, 2015

Gamestorming Workshop - Learn how to create better products through collaborative game play

Meetings don’t have to be boring. Imagine you had a toolbox full of techniques for creating fun and engaging learning environments. Gamestorming introduces boundaries to the problem space and utilize game mechanics to spur creativity and naturally drive engagement.

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Aaron K. White

September 28, 2015
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  1. GAMESTORMING WORKSHOP learn how to create better products through collaborative

    game play © 2015 REALLY TALL... REALLY AMAZING! GAMESTORMING WORKSHOP
  2. A Celebration of Everything Entrepreneurial in Denver September 28 –

    October 2, 2015 #DENStartupWeek
  3. Title Sponsors

  4. Product Track Sponsor

  5. WHO’S THE GIANT? Aaron K. White Principal UX Designer @Workiva

    @aaronkwhite http://aaronkwhite.com © 2015 REALLY TALL... REALLY AMAZING! GAMESTORMING WORKSHOP
  6. WHAT IS Gamestorming? GAMESTORMING is a framework for exploration &

    experimentation “... creating worlds to explore and examine business challenges, to improve collaboration and generate insights into how the world works and what kinds of possibilities we might find there.” -Gamestorming - A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakeres, and Changemakers © 2015 REALLY TALL... REALLY AMAZING! GAMESTORMING WORKSHOP
  7. GAMES are not Play Games live in a game space

    Games have boundaries Games have rules Games have artifacts Games have goals © 2015 REALLY TALL... REALLY AMAZING! GAMESTORMING WORKSHOP
  8. GAME Design OPEN CLOSE set the stage frame the problem

    develop themes EXPLORE identify conclusions define action items make decisions DIVERGENT CONVERGENT EXPERIMENTATION These are the core principles to orchestrate the flow of your game and get the most out of your participants © 2015 REALLY TALL... REALLY AMAZING! GAMESTORMING WORKSHOP
  9. LET’S Get Started TEAMS Make some friends... duration: 2 mins

    © 2015 REALLY TALL... REALLY AMAZING! GAMESTORMING WORKSHOP
  10. PICK A Product IDEAS • Keurig Coffee Maker • Office

    Bagel Slicer • Electronic Toothbrush • Smartwatch (choose one) • Ninja/Vitamix Blender • Your Wallet • Jira • Pivotal Tracker • Uber • Netflix • Fitbit • Slack/Hipchat duration: 3 mins © 2015 REALLY TALL... REALLY AMAZING! GAMESTORMING WORKSHOP
  11. POST Up BRAINSTORM Write down features, pains, gains & ideas

    about the product on sticky notes and post them on the wall duration: 5 mins © 2015 REALLY TALL... REALLY AMAZING! GAMESTORMING WORKSHOP
  12. POST Up SHARED UNDERSTANDING Create an affinity map to identify

    common themes duration: 5 mins © 2015 REALLY TALL... REALLY AMAZING! GAMESTORMING WORKSHOP
  13. PRODUCT Pinocchio What am I like? • Draw me, what

    do I look like? • Give me a name! • Use adjectives and phrases to describe me. • What is my spirit animal? • What celebrity am I? duration: 10 mins © 2015 REALLY TALL... REALLY AMAZING! GAMESTORMING WORKSHOP
  14. PRODUCT Pinocchio • How would I react in the 4

    scenarios? ◦ Car Jacking ◦ Lost Dog ◦ Tsunami ◦ Zombie Apocalypse • What are the underlying values for each reaction? duration: 5 mins What are my values? © 2015 REALLY TALL... REALLY AMAZING! GAMESTORMING WORKSHOP
  15. PRODUCT Pinocchio • Who do I spend time with? •

    What groups do I belong to? • Do I volunteer anywhere? • Who needs me the most? • What do my friends have in common? What is my community? duration: 5 mins © 2015 REALLY TALL... REALLY AMAZING! GAMESTORMING WORKSHOP
  16. PRODUCT Pinocchio • How am I different than others in

    my community? • What makes me stand out? • What are my strengths? • What could I be doing better? • Why would others want me on their team? What makes me different? duration: 5 mins © 2015 REALLY TALL... REALLY AMAZING! GAMESTORMING WORKSHOP
  17. PRODUCT Pinocchio • What is my mission in life? •

    What are my motivations? • What keeps me up at night? • What am I trying to prove? • What is my Kryptonite? What is my fight? duration: 5 mins © 2015 REALLY TALL... REALLY AMAZING! GAMESTORMING WORKSHOP
  18. A. I’m giving a eulogy to a competing product… make

    it count! B. Share a story from my life that shaped who I am. (choose one) Tell my story PRODUCT Pinocchio duration: 5 mins © 2015 REALLY TALL... REALLY AMAZING! GAMESTORMING WORKSHOP
  19. SHARE Out • What am I like? • What are

    my values? • What is my community? • What makes me different? • What is my fight? • Tell my story! Introduce Me! © 2015 REALLY TALL... REALLY AMAZING! GAMESTORMING WORKSHOP
  20. RESOURCES © 2015 REALLY TALL... REALLY AMAZING! GAMESTORMING WORKSHOP

  21. THANKS! Aaron K. White @aaronkwhite slides available at: http://aaronkwhite.com ©

    2015 REALLY TALL... REALLY AMAZING! GAMESTORMING WORKSHOP