Pallavi Sodhi, Research Intern for the Council for Responsible Innovation and Technology (CRIT) and Dr. Jason Lajoie, Research Associate for CRIT, gave a guest lecture about inclusive board game design for students at Branksome Hall in Toronto. Read a summary of the presentation on our blog.
The 8th grade classes at Branksome Hall are learning about inclusive design through a project involving redesigning board games with diversity, equity, and inclusion in mind. Over Zoom for 40 students between 12 and 13 years old, Pallavi focused the presentation on the meaning and importance of inclusivity in game designs. Throughout her presentation Pallavi provided explanations of how exemplary games like Rise Up, Spirit Island, and Arabian Pots employ design mechanics, characters, and narratives to embrace difference and welcome participation.
Watch the full video of her presentation at this link.