Join us on July 14-15 for our Innovation Games® Certification Course, "Innovation Games® for Customer Understanding," in Mountain View, CA. Completion of the course designates you as a Innovation Games Certified Collaboration Architect (CCA).
Date: July 14-15, 2014
Timing: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Mountain View, California, 94040, USA
Venue: Hilton Garden Inn, 840 E El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040
Long before gamification, gamestorming and serious games became the latest buzz words, Luke Hohmann and his team were using a variety of serious games, Innovation Games®, to help companies like SAP, Qualcomm, Cisco, Reed Elsevier and Yahoo! build breakthrough products & services. These games (originally outlined in Luke's groundbreaking book, Innovation Games: Creating Breakthrough Products through Collaborative Play) enable you to work directly with your customers, eliciting unique insight into what they truly want from your product or service.
This two-day certification course will teach you how to use a variety of games with your customers to:
The course covers both in-person and online games and includes sections on facilitation and presentation skills.
Who should attend?
Theory of Instruction
The course is guided by a “learning by doing” model of education:
Although not strictly required, it is helpful if participants read the book Innovation Games®: Creating Breakthrough Products Through Collaborative Play before the course.
Luke Hohmann is the Founder and CEO of The Innovation Games® Company. The author of three books, Luke’s playfully diverse background of life experiences has uniquely prepared him to design and produce serious games. Luke graduated magna cum laude with a B.S.E. in computer engineering and an M.S.E. in computer science and engineering from the University of Michigan. In addition to data structures and artificial intelligence, he studied cognitive psychology and organizational behavior. He is also a former National Junior Pairs Figure Skating Champion, as well as a certified aerobics instructor. In his spare time, Luke likes roughhousing with his four kids and his wife’s cooking. He also enjoys long runs in the Santa Cruz mountains to burn off his wife’s cooking.
Grounded in the science of play, Conteneo’s enterprise software platforms and professional services merge serious games, data analytics, domain expertise and collaboration to help enterprises optimize decision making in the areas of strategy, innovation, sales, product development and market research. Conteneo has a wide array of customers from startups to Fortune 500 enterprises including HP, Adobe, Rackspace, Serena Software, Oracle, Cisco and Reed Elsevier, among others. These customers are currently using Conteneo to help solve their truly enduring problems: identifying unmet needs, developing and aligning on strategic choices, creating compelling offerings, and improving delivery processes.
Conteneo's brands include Innovation Games®, Knowsy®, Strategy Engine, Budget Games, Common Ground for Action and Trilicious.
Conteneo's non-profit sister organization, Every Voice Engaged Foundation, is a 501 3(c) nonprofit that helps citizens, governments and nonprofit organizations collaboratively solve problems that are unsolvable without civic engagement. EVEF has been a leader in the Participatory Budgeting movement, helping citizens prioritize hundreds of millions of dollars through Budget Games, and has recently partnered with The Kettering Foundation and the National Issues Forums to develop Common Ground for Action to tackle wicked social problems through deliberative forums.
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