Play is nature's learning engine, says games researcher and author Aaron Dignan. In other words, we're hardwired to enjoy games - they're addictive, skill-building, and satisfying. So the question is: How can we integrate game concepts into our work lives to help us push ideas forward? In this talk, Dignan walks us through the principles of creating a great game and suggests ways that we might use them to overcome email exhaustion, spice up workaday meetings, and more.
Aaron's first book is Game Frame: Using Games as a Strategy for Success.
To further explore games and how to incorporate them into your life and work you should check out Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers and the master thesis of the genre Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World by Jane McGonigal.