How to build games and gamification for good? (with Mariam Nusrat, Grid)
May 26, 2020
In this episode, we connect the dots with games and gamification.
Can we use games to make people aware of reproductive health, climate change or global pandemic? Moreover, can gamification help to facilitate action among digital citizens?
Today’s conversation with Mariam Nusrat. She spent many years in international development to come with Grid – a social initiative that leverages digital games to educate, engage and empower awareness and action. Over the years, Grid’s team has created games on women’s health, diversity and tolerance, STEM learning, Current pipeline include games on child abuse, climate change, financial literacy and animal rights. Recently Mariam and Grid’s team have launched a game dedicated to Covid-19.
Over our conversation, we explore the evolution of games as pure entertainment to tools that can help facilitate awareness, knowledge and action, making of games for good, edutainment, millennials, games in the post-pandemic world and much more.
Topics & timeline
What working in international development can teach you
How to educate, engage and empower
How to use gamification
Can we go from mobile to video games
How to reach millennials
Future of games for good
Games under pandemic
Games and empathy
This episode is related to open learning and creative technologies.