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Posted on 05 Nov 2009 in Design, Emotional Design, Quotes | 1 comment

“….the potential use of video games extends far beyond the playing of games. They could be excellent teaching devices. In playing a game, you have to learn an amazing variety of skills and knowledge. You attend deeply and seriously for hours, weeks, even months. You read books and study the game thoroughly, doing active problem solving and working with other people. These are precisely the activities of an effective learner, so what marvelous learning could be experienced if only we could use this same intensity when interacting with meaningful topics. Thus, game machines have a huge potential for everyone, but it has not been systematically addressed.”

– Donald Norman “Emotional Design”

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  1. Ned / November 11th, 2009 6:31

    Yeah, I can see his point. This is precisely what we’ve been working on for the last few months. Actually, even Paul has conceded that learning how to teach is a whole other set of skills which most of us haven’t even considered. It also seems that this is the new focus of the course….

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