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The Most Important Thing That Great Innovators Do Differently

I spent most of my adult life working in some of the world’s most challenging business environments. For 15 years, I managed and consulted for media businesses in places like Warsaw, Kyiv and Moscow. It was a difficult, but incredibly rewarding experience, both personally and professionally.<p>In …

Innovation

Why Tim Cook is Steve Ballmer

What happens to a company when a visionary CEO is gone? Most often, innovation dies and the company coasts for years on momentum and its brand. Rarely does it regain its former glory.<p>Here’s why.<p>Microsoft entered the 21st century as <i>the</i> dominant software provider for anyone who interacted with a …

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Anxiety and depression; common buzzwords we regularly see plastered across social media.<p>Thanks to events such as World Mental Health Day last week, our attention is increasingly drawn to the very real issue of mental health in our society.<p>As a demographic, students are facing these issues in …

Mental Health

Gamification of Cognitive Assessment and Cognitive Training: A Systematic Review of Applications and Efficacy

Monitoring Editor: Gunther Eysenbach<p>Reviewed by Chris Chambers and Manuel Ninaus<p>Jim Lumsden, MSc,12 Elizabeth A Edwards, MBBS,3 Natalia S Lawrence, …

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The rise and rise of tabletop gaming

Gentler designs with an emphasis on teamwork are fuelling a boom in board game sales. Why, in the golden age of video games, are we choosing to play with counters round a table? Below, the best of the new wave<p>It’s a bright Thursday morning in Oxford, and the Thirsty Meeples cafe on Gloucester Green …

Board Games

Engaging Your Employees Is Good, but Don’t Stop There

Genius, as Thomas A. Edison famously declared, may be 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. But building a company employees truly love reverses the equation: it’s almost all inspiration, and sweat has only a little to do with it. This is the unexpected conclusion of new research from Bain & …

Employee Engagement

The explosive growth of the 300-person “megagame”

Or, How the Pope Became an Envoy to Aliens.<p>Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage …

5 Tips for Teaching Game Design to Non-Gamers

<b>The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community.<br>The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of</b> …

17 quotes from Mahatma Gandhi to inspire entrepreneurs

Today is the 146th birth anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi – known as Mahatma (great soul) Gandhi all over the world, or simply <i>Bapu</i> in India, …

Motivation

Southeast Asia’s top 36 startup investment firms

At some point, people in the tech game realize that secrets sell. We at <i>Tech in Asia</i> know this better than most. Folks always ask us to meet up over …

Jesse Schell's six lessons for making VR games

<i>I Expect You To Die</i> is Schell Games' award-winning Oculus Rift game, and at the Oculus Connect event in Hollywood today, founder Jesse Schell …

Crowdfunding Is Driving A $196 Million Board Game Renaissance

Albert Mach wants to help you lead a Viking clan. He wants you to compete for honor and treasure and the control of islands. He wants you to tame the …

Board Games

Stop Calling Yourself a Social Media Ninja

If you absolutely love to talk about all the great things you've done and are constantly promoting yourself, you're probably not doing it right.<p>For the rest of us, the idea of bragging or self-promotion is gut-wrenching. It's uncomfortable, and something about it can feel dishonest.<p>Author Dorie …

DragonBox

A game almost as addictive as Angry Birds, DragonBox combines first rate art design and smooth game mechanics to teach the basics of algebraic thinking. At first glance, it seems like DragonBox is tricking kids into learning algebra. It’s not. Kids are actually doing algebra from the moment they …

Building a narrative out of push notifications in Lifeline

When Apple’s new Watch debuted earlier this year, most of the predictions about its future killer apps were focused on the health and messaging …

Hearthstone: how one game developer turned 30m people into geeks, part two

Photograph: Activision<p>Hearthstone has recently acquired a new Tavern Brawl mode which adds new play styles and rulesets to the compelling recipe<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/6/23/1435058917878/908028bf-4caf-425f-a038-fd57b6a915c1-460x276.png<p>460<p>Photograph: …

Brave New World(Building): How an Author Became a Game Designer

Writing is scary.<p>To materialize one's ideas into words for the world to see is a daunting task, but a task I love. I've been a writer since my first child was born. During his nap time, I had all this creative energy inside me but not enough physical energy to muster a cleaning spree or a workout, …

Microsoft announces HoloLens, an augmented reality 'hologram' headset, for Windows 10

The next step in Windows technology is called Microsoft HoloLens — an augmented reality headset that uses holograms — operating system group technical fellow Alex Kipman announced today.<p>HoloLens is not quite Microsoft's version of the Oculus Rift or Project Morpheus, but something different: a set …

Augmented Reality

Gamification Is On Track To Take Over Your Classroom

It’s easy to knock computer games as a distraction, but a growing number of educators are seeing the potential in their ability to keep students engaged. The result is a gamification of learning that is on track to become a cornerstone of the classroom.<p>Gaming encourages many of the behaviours we …

Education Technology

Zynga.org's Game-Based Learning Accelerator Pairs Newbies With Experienced Players

Co.lab is a start-up accelerator that focuses on learning games. A partnership between Zynga.org and the NewSchools Venture Fund, co.lab “works with startups leveraging the power of digital games to build transformative educational technologies for PK-12 students and teachers.”<p>Their third cohort …

New study suggests an hour of games a day can have positive impact on kids

<b>Newsbrief</b>: A new study from scientists at Oxford University has found that playing video games for short bursts of time can have a positive impact on …

Cities Want Young Families to Play and Stay

New Features Include Parks, Playgrounds and Beer Gardens<p>Doug and Maureen Towne, who live in Phoenix with their children Autumn, 10, and Ben, 2, have long toyed with the idea of moving to the suburbs. Doug works in nearby Scottsdale. Maureen drives back and forth from the Scottsdale school where …

Become a Better Storyteller Through Dungeons & Dragons

As a storyteller of any kind, the way you weave your narrative decides whether people keep reading, watching, or listening. The classic role-playing …

Like an apple a day, study says daily gaming can be good for children

Children and adolescents who spend less than an hour playing video games on school days are "better adjusted" than those who don't play video games, according to a study by Oxford University.<p>Dr. Andrew Przybylski surveyed 5,000 young people 10-15 years old, 75 percent of whom said they play video …

The Seven Constants Of Game Design, Part Three

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tadhg Kelly writes a regular column about all things video game for TechCrunch. He is a games industry consultant, freelance designer and the creator of leading design blog</i> <i>What Games Are</i><i>. You can follow him on Twitter</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>This is the third in a three-part series of posts about the …

Ditch the Start-Up Pitch

How do you get somebody interested in investing in your startup? You pitch them the idea. Pitching skills are widely considered fundamental to basic entrepreneurship, and this skill is taught, evaluated, and rewarded as part of almost any entrepreneurial education. The problem is that pitching is a …