Game Design Principles: What you should know about game design whether you create games or not
Game Design is the art of creating a game. It’s a very fascinating subject, under many aspects, as it requires knowledge of psychology, visual design, mathematics, software engineering, animation, user experience and much more. In this workshop we will introduce the definition of game and the main components of game design, presenting the challenges and the aspects of this science, analysing the design choices of some of the most popular titles of the past. We will also discover why many of the concepts of game design are also useful to web or mobile product designers in general.
I'm Sr. Product Manager and Head of Design and Innovation at Docomo Digital. Programmer and geek since the times of the home computers, graduated in Computer Science, passionate about Mobile and Web development, User Experience, UI and Game Design. I have a long experience of managing and developing mobile apps and online products, having created websites and online services since 1998 but recently I have been focusing on games. I teach Scratch in primary schools and I like to give speeches about my passions when I find the time.