A company called New Intelligence has approached the University and presented a problem they’d like solved. The problem still hasn’t been revealed to me (us) yet. By us I mean there are three other designers that will be working along side me (and I along side them).
They’ve initially had contact with our facilitators and given them the overview of what they do and the overarching goal of what they want.
- An app for Android and IOS.
- A Serious Game.
- This serious game solves their problem of ‘x’?
We’ll end up meeting with people from newIntelligence a week from now to discuss in more detail what they want and where we go from there.
Essentially they train their clients to have better ‘Interview Skills’ – to get the most reliable information out of an interview. They also do a Human Skills program to help ‘Read People’ and ‘Influence people’. Quite a specific skill set to train right? That’s what I thought too. But with their client base, it makes sense as to why to teach those specific skill sets.
So how will a serious help them achieve their problem of ‘x’? What game could we design to help them achieve what they want? That’s a good question. Before we meet the client I think it’s a good idea to do some research on what a serious game is and draw some information by playing or looking at some educational games and serious games.
Until next time.