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Help Design The Responsibility Process™ Game at Agile2011

Many have expressed interest in a simple and portable game they can play to help a group of people discover The Responsibility Process. As you may know, games are powerful learning tools since they engage players in a learner-centered discovery process as opposed to a “tell” based presentation.

Derek Wade and I are hosting one or two TRP game design sessions at Agile2011 in Salt Lake City to see if we can develop a useful game. You are invited to participate if you too would love to have a useful

The Responsibility Process game. We are planning to meet Sunday afternoon or evening for the first time, then perhaps again Monday afternoon right after my Coaching Success: Getting People to Take Responsibility workshop.

Add your email to the meet-up list and I’ll keep you informed.

How to design a learning game?

I’m not an expert, but I have designed quite a few games. Here are some things to consider:

Think of a game you enjoyed playing as a child, like Tic Tac Toe, Hop Scotch, Jacks, Go Fish, Charades, Scavenger Hunt, Hide and Seek, etc. Then ask yourself how the game could be adapted to your subject matter.

Consider how much more engaging it would be to add dice-rolls, turn-taking, point-scoring, judges, or a timer to something simple like role-playing. The game conditions should only add to the discovery process, not interfere.

What other game-design ideas do you have? Leave a comment.

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2 Responses to Help Design The Responsibility Process™ Game at Agile2011

  1. Chris,

    Loved your session last week. I wish I had read this prior to attending the conference as Learning Games are passion of mine and I would very much like to have participated in this.

    Don McGreal and I have done a series of Agile Game Incubator workshops, including Agile 2011, where we apply our approach to developing learning games and participants create these games. Our slides are posted on the submission page for our session here

    I am very interested in this and have a direct need for a game that communicates your responsibility process. If practical, I would like to participate and help.

    Once again, great session.


    • Christopher says:

      Hi Michael,

      Thanks so much for your kind words and offer to help. We got a great start at Agile 2011 with a prototype. It needs pushing forward, so maybe you can lend a hand. Add your name to the meet-up list (as linked in the post above) and I’ll keep you informed.

      My best, Christopher

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