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Tuesday, August 1 • 1:45pm - 2:00pm
Engagement for Change: Improving News Media through Game Design

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How can game design thinking address the issue of sustained engagement? Based on more than two years of work with game design veterans, reporters and media professionals, we offer lessons learned for solving problems plaguing news and social impact.  We share a brand new concept for employing game design to create engagement design and demonstrate our projects that have successfully increased audience engagement. These include Factitious, a game about identifying fake news, Commuter Challenge, an empathy game created with Washington DC's NPR Affiliate, and a playful take on trivia quizzes produced for Polygon and Vox Media Storytelling Studio.   

Speakers
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Maggie Farley

Fellow, American University
Maggie Farley wants you to know how to tell real news from fake. She has combined her experience from 15 years as an award-winning foreign correspondent for the Los Angeles Times with designing games and curricula for learning and news engagement. As a fellow in American Universi... Read More →
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Lindsay Grace

Founding Director and Associate Professor, American University Game Lab
Lindsay is associate professor and founding director of the American University Game Lab and Studio. Widely published on games, his work has been featured on Al Jazeera, several National Public Radio Affiliates and awarded by a variety of organizations. He has showcased his game... Read More →


Tuesday August 1, 2017 1:45pm - 2:00pm
Room 105

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