We put developers, educators, and experts in a room for 2 days and they produced seven prototype experiences, one for each of our incredibly diverse & serious challenges. We hope this event inspires others and so we have posted many of the materials from the jam below.
|The Experiences Created
|Who was there?
|Opening Keynote by Nicky Case||Event Photos|
|Other Documents & Links
(If you want to know more about the jam or want help replicating this event, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.)
The Now I Get It! Jam is a weekend jam pairing developer teams with domain experts to design & build digital experiences that create moments of insight.
In any domain there are concepts that are hard for learners and outsiders to truly understand. Sometimes these concepts are hard because they are intellectually difficult. Sometimes they are hard because they are abstract. Sometimes they are hard because they are unrelatable.
Interactive media can be a powerful tool to bring these concepts to life and create moments of insight for players. This can be in the form of games, animations, simulations, interactive stories, etc.
At the Now I Get It Jam, the immediate goal is to tackle these hard concepts and create an experience that generates a “Now I get it!” moment. A secondary goal is to promote collaboration between educators and developers, leading to future partnerships.
You may have participated in or heard about other game jams. There are a few things we are doing a bit differently:
The Now I Get It! Jam was designed around the idea that the power of interactive media can be harnessed to make difficult concepts more approachable by everyone, and that these experiences benefit from the partnership of developers, educators & domain experts.
This event was inspired by works like the ones linked below- check them out!
Day 1, Entertainment Technology Center
Friday May 1:
Day 2, Entertainment Technology Center
Saturday May 2:
Closing Showcase, WQED Studios on Fifth
Sunday May 3: