The Game Design Thinking Research Group was originally created by the Peace Innovation Lab at Stanford and is now affiliated with the Stanford Graduate School of Education.
Game Design Thinking combines game design, behavior design and neuroscience to find ways that we can measurably improve lives.
Our research group conducts translational research, which means that we take what we have learned from basic research and apply it to new frameworks, tools and models.
One thing we do is to 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 industry and academic 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.