Making games for libraries, London
Monday, 13 May 2013 from 10:00 to 16:00 (BST)
A day of making games for information literacy instruction! After running this event in Leeds, 100% of attendees (who filled in the feedback form!) rated it good or excellent, more feedback from the Leeds event is available on the blog.
We will play one or two games to start the day, followed by a short talk on games and play to help give context for the day.
The bulk of the day will then consist of group work - creating and prototyping games for use within your libraries.
There will be blank playing cards, blank board games, dice, counters, and all sorts of other goodies to use in your prototyping. I'll also bring along an assortment of items like iPod touches for trying things out on for those people who may want to think about games like QR code treasure hunts...
If you wish to, one of the booking options also includes a class set (5 copies) of professionally printed copies of an information literacy game, SEEK! (http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/15377/), enough to play with a full class of 30 to 40 people.
A draft programme follows, this is subject to change:
10:00-10:30 Introduction & Game playing
10:30-11:00 Presentation & “Play” exercise
11:00-11:15 Tea / coffee
11:15 to 12:30 Game making (decide on problem, decide on game approach.)
12:30 to 13:00 Feedback from groups - chance for input from other groups.
13:00 to 14:00 Lunch
14:00 to 15:30 Game making (creating prototypes using provided materials)
15:30 to 16:00 Game feedback / Presentation
16:00 Winding up / Finish
You can find outputs from the Leeds event at http://gamesforlibraries.blogspot.co.uk/ - this will also be used for this event.
Although the event is held at CILIP HQ, please note this is an event I'm organising myself as a private individual and does not fall under the aegis of any organisation.
In booking for this event, you agree by default to have your contact details shared with other attendees, plus your prototype games shared with others via the blog (or any other methods) and photos, videos and other outputs from the day shared publicly in various ways. If you wish to opt-out, just let me know either before the event (or at the very start of the day!) and I'll make sure you're excluded in whatever way you want to be...