Author(s): Jane McGonigal
Shows how game designers have hit on core truths about what makes us happy, and utilized these discoveries to astonishing effect in virtual environments. This title reveals how gamers have become expert problem solvers and collaborators, and also shows how we can use the lessons of game design to socially positive ends.
How we can harness the power of games to solve real world problems and improve our lives
Jane McGonigal, Ph.D. is the Director of Game Research and Development at the Institute for the Future. Her work has been featured in The Economist, Wired, and The New York Times; and on MTV, CNN, and NPR. In 2009, BusinessWeek called her one of the 10 most important innovators to watch. She has given keynote addresses at TED, South by Southwest Interactive, the Game Developers Conference and was a featured speaker at The New Yorker Conference.