Janet

  • Janet posted an update 3 years, 6 months ago

    When we first picked the topic of integrity, I thought, “Oh, good. What game can I make out of that?” But from our team discussion I realized I already had a lot of resources on the topic because I have taught several workshops for adult singles around the issue of honesty in relationships.
    Everyone says they want honesty, but then they ask me…[Read more]

  • Janet posted an update in the group Group logo of Full ClassFull Class 3 years, 6 months ago

    I’m with Torrie. Where should the final paper go? It’s 12 pages with the Appendices, so seems kind of long to cut and paste here in the full class forum.

    • Hi class!

      I want to thank you again for the amazing showing for our last class. There is a lot to be proud of, and I’ve really enjoyed telling my colleagues about what you all shared. Doug was touched that several of you drew on his presentation, and was excited by the design stories I shared back to him. We’d love to see your continued…[Read more]

  • Janet posted an update in the group Group logo of Full ClassFull Class 3 years, 7 months ago

    Following up on our readings this week about the IDEO design firm, the Nightline segment mentioned in the reading gives you a really great picture of how the company innovates. [Note the emphasis on playfulness!]

    It’s available on several links on YouTube. You can also get it on DVD at the ASU Architecture library. The segment is called…[Read more]

  • Janet posted an update in the group Group logo of Full ClassFull Class 3 years, 7 months ago

    The Digital Tourists are working on the theme of integrity. Janelle is working on a game to balance cooperation and competition between companies – based possibly on having “inside” information about each other and how to deploy that strategically. Andrew’s game idea has a police focus, looking at the career impact of what kind of “bad guys” you…[Read more]

  • Janet posted a new activity comment 3 years, 8 months ago

    For my game it’s related to stuff I teach. People always say they want to be in a relationship with someone “honest,” but then they want to wiggle around the truth themselves “so they don’t hurt the other person’s feelings.”

    I like your idea about using a corporate frame. It gives you a lot of possible directions and complications — changes…[Read more]

  • Janet posted an update in the group Group logo of Digital TouristsDigital Tourists 3 years, 8 months ago

    Hi Team! Good discussion on Tuesday!
    I have an idea for a game on our theme. Tell me if this title is suitably intriguing:
    “So You Think You Want Honesty.” Or better with a question mark:
    “So You Think You Want Honesty?”
    Thanks!
    Janet

    • I like it, Janet. I’m excited to hear your ideas. Do you know what direction you are going for your game?

      I think I will base mine on an interesting interaction I learned about between two companies: a wholesaler and a service company that buys/uses the wholesale supplies. The wholesaler basically tried to get away with providing lower quality…[Read more]

      • For my game it’s related to stuff I teach. People always say they want to be in a relationship with someone “honest,” but then they want to wiggle around the truth themselves “so they don’t hurt the other person’s feelings.”

        I like your idea about using a corporate frame. It gives you a lot of possible directions and complications — changes…[Read more]

      • I think it’s a good idea. Just make sure it’s not overly competitive like we learned in class on Tuesday too much is can cause social problems for the players.

  • Janet posted a new activity comment 3 years, 8 months ago

    Hey Janelle!

    You have lots of great “critique” in here – especially relating things to the readings! Good analysis overall.

    A couple of suggestions–he has a very specific template for the order of this paper. That will help you give structure to yours, which right now wanders around a little bit (but I know it’s a draft and that’s to be…[Read more]

    • Appreciate it, Janet! I will implement both your critique and Adam’s when I’m composing my final draft!

      • Hi Janelle, I really liked the content of your paper. I’ve never played Mass Effect before but I felt like I fully understood the game mechanics you were explaining and how it related to your paper. I really liked how you expanded on how the experience reflected certain beliefs and such in real life.

        • Thanks, Andrew. I’m glad I could explain the lore in such a way that a non-player could understand. I’ll try to carry that throughout the rest of my paper.

  • Janet posted a new activity comment 3 years, 8 months ago

    Thanks, Janelle. That’s very helpful as well. I still need to find some outside player-participation response to the game (haven’t searched yet) so that might give me some ideas on how best to summarize what it’s about. I don’t think two hours of play has given me a very clear idea!

    • Janet I love the way your paper is organized. I think your paper will definitely benefit from the outside player-participation response. You did a great job of explaining Civilization 5 for such a short time of playing. It’s a very deep and complex game. I’m excited to see how it all comes together.

  • Here’s what I’ve got. Too cynical, do you think?

    • Hi Janet, this is a really engaging start. I don’t know anything about this game, so you might choose to include a brief (2-or-so sentence) explanation of the game itself, that would help! (my opinion)
      I like your setup, as well. It’s different from the papers I have seen and written, and I think I might take note from your writing style, and how…[Read more]

      • Thanks, Janelle. That’s very helpful as well. I still need to find some outside player-participation response to the game (haven’t searched yet) so that might give me some ideas on how best to summarize what it’s about. I don’t think two hours of play has given me a very clear idea!

        • Janet I love the way your paper is organized. I think your paper will definitely benefit from the outside player-participation response. You did a great job of explaining Civilization 5 for such a short time of playing. It’s a very deep and complex game. I’m excited to see how it all comes together.

  • Janet posted a new activity comment 3 years, 9 months ago

    When I open this on my computer at the office, it’s all there. So I’m guessing my problem is Open Office.

  • Janet posted a new activity comment 3 years, 9 months ago

    Everett & Watkins

    It appears that the authors’ goal is simply to suggest games as a site for cultural research on race, and I would say they succeed at that. But as cultural critics themselves? Not so much. It’s interesting to me that critiques about how some aspect of popular culture “marginalizes” women, rarely flip the model to look at how…[Read more]

  • Janet posted a new activity comment 3 years, 9 months ago

    I emailed it in last night. Thanks for offering. I’m hoping that’s the end of this assignment, so I don’t have to redo it. I still have all the text, fortunately.

    Thanks again!

  • Janet posted a new activity comment 3 years, 9 months ago

    Thanks, Janelle! I liked what you used as the “For more information…” I really didn’t have any idea what should go there.

    • If you are turning in this PDF as your final doc, I can easily add that link via Photoshop for you. Let me know if that’s the case!

      • I emailed it in last night. Thanks for offering. I’m hoping that’s the end of this assignment, so I don’t have to redo it. I still have all the text, fortunately.

        Thanks again!

  • My apologies for the fuzzy quality — this is a scan of the only hard copy I made!
    Suggestions appreciated, although I won’t be able to make changes unless I do the whole thing over from scratch. :^(

    • This is great, Janet. Only thing I see that could be an issue is that under the ‘Theme’ section, there is no link after “For more information, go here…” I really liked your bonus challenge! I think it is a great & easy way to get players to think about traits and how they’ll make an appearance here and there.

      • Thanks, Janelle! I liked what you used as the “For more information…” I really didn’t have any idea what should go there.

        • If you are turning in this PDF as your final doc, I can easily add that link via Photoshop for you. Let me know if that’s the case!

          • I emailed it in last night. Thanks for offering. I’m hoping that’s the end of this assignment, so I don’t have to redo it. I still have all the text, fortunately.

            Thanks again!

  • Janet deleted the file: Million years edu relevancy guide from Group logo of Digital TouristsDigital Tourists 3 years, 9 months ago

  • Janet posted a new activity comment 3 years, 9 months ago

    I’m glad it’s working for you, Janelle. I still get just the template.
    I use Open Office at home. I’ll try to open it on my office computer at school on Tuesday, just to confirm if my home system is the problem. Sorry I’m not contributing, Patrick!

  • Janet posted a new activity comment 3 years, 9 months ago

    Patrick–
    When I open this I just get the original blank template. Either you uploaded the wrong file or something is dreadfully wrong on my side!
    Janet

  • Janet posted a new activity comment 3 years, 9 months ago

    This looks good to me, Janelle! He is probably going to expect it to be on one page, but other than that, I don’t see any issues.
    I REALLY liked your “add a disaster” question!

  • Janet posted an update in the group Group logo of Full ClassFull Class 3 years, 9 months ago

    Following up on our discussion of gender and technology, here is the link to an article in the September issue of “Wired” on sexism in Silicon Valley. It makes some interesting comparisons to assumptions in the tech industry in India.
    http://www.wired.com/2014/08/silicon-valley-sexism/

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