The Game Design Thinking Research Group is a project of Peace Innovation Lab at Stanford, which is supported by the Center For Design Research. We study the intersection of game design (as a science), behavior design, and neuroscience.

Game Design Thinking draws on game mechanics, narrative design, psychology and economics to find ways that we can measurably improve lives.

We play and deconstruct a wide range of digital and analog games in order to construct game design frameworks. We then use these frameworks to create and launch projects along with our partners. These projects facilitate the connection of people and improvement in their lives. Studying the social layer in games is an important part of what we do, and we find ways to incorporate social in our work.