Matteo Menapace is officially VIDEO games designer in residence at the V&A in London
VIDEO Games Designer in Residence at the V&A
Matteo Menapace is officially VIDEOgames designer in residence at the V&A in London. Practically he makes cooperative boardgames about cheerful topics like food politics, memory loss and honeybee capitalism. In our age of extreme individualism, tech addiction and epidemic loneliness, in which the incarnation of Mister Monopoly is literally the US president, Matteo teaches people how to make games that encourage collaboration and experimentation, and help us tackle tough questions.Talk: What can a UX designer learn from game design?This will be a choose-your-own-adventure talk: at several points during the presentation, you (the audience) will democratically decide what Matteo will talk about next. Depending on your choices, he may make the case that games are “social interfaces that foster playful experiences”. As such, they offer many lessons to UX practitioners, which you may or may not want to hear about. He may also introduce a common game design framework and challenge you to apply it to one of your UX projects. Or he may just talk about his latest game. It will be all up to you.