Tuesday, February 21st: Gaming Sustainability Panel Discussion

Gaming Sustainability Panel Discussion
NYU-Stern Kaufman Management Center (44 W. 4th St., Rm. M-100, Manhattan)
6-8pm
Free, RSVP requested: events@sustainablepractice.net

SPN logoGames motivate people to voluntarily take on hard work, but they are as popular as they are for a reason — they provide a rewarding challenge, with constant feedback and a clear set of goals. Recently, the idea of “gamification,” or employing game mechanics in business and everyday life, has caught the imagination of innovators in various fields. As a result, game-like experiences are helping people to eat healthier, consume less energy, recycle more, be more engaged in school, and even innovate solutions to disease and poverty.

This panel will discuss how game-design principles are being used to promote sustainability. The panelists are among those who are pushing the envelope in better design for sustainability. Join this discussion that will change the way you think about games!

Moderator: Conan Magee, Product Development at MSCI ESG Research

Panelists: Cheryl Heller, Chair of the Design for Social Innovation program at the School of Visual Arts
Ben Bixby, CEO of MyEnergy.com
Ellen Honigstock, Director of Construction Education at the Urban Green Council