Playing games in the sky

Plans for a Skyhouses - very tall residential buildings in London - have produced discussion on the part that electronic communication can play in building social connections, and how we might explore that through games. More here on Kevin Harris' Neighbourhoods blog, and on my Designing for Civil Society blog.

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Games at conference

nhf.jpgGames can be used even when you have a large number of people at a conference, and not much time.Here's what we did for the National Housing Federation when their information technology specialists gathered in Telford for their annual event earlier this year.

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Making the Net work for homes

We have done two substantial pieces of work using games to help people plan how to use the Internet in social housing. The first was a study for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, which you can read in full here. The second was some follow-up work for Communities Scotland , where we developed a planning toolkit. Although the subject was technology and how to use it, the planning tools of a development route map, cards and planning sheets can be used more generally.

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