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SXSW 2019

Fight Hate and Build Empathy with Games

A workshop that will walk game creators through a design framework developed by game scholar Dr. Karen Schrier focusing on how certain game design choices can increase empathy and reduce bias in players. The workshop will also include a walkthrough of how to use the framework in a game jam context as a form of anti-bias training for game developers.

The workshop will conclude with a lightning game design brainstorming exercise using the framework.

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  1. A game design framework focusing on empathy building and bias reduction.
  2. An understanding of how game jams can be used as a form of anti-bias training for developers
  3. A greater awareness of how bias impacts the game design process, and your own personal biases.



Daniel Kelley, Associate Director, Center for Technology and Society, Anti-Defamation League

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Workshop
  • Track: Game Design & Development
  • Level: Intermediate
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