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Wednesday, July 14 • 10:40am - 10:50am
Crossing Borders In/With Play

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Ellis was asked by NGO Oxfam to co-develop a game on entrepreneurship in Somalia to enable Somalian youth to become entrepreneurs as a preparation to become more autonomous and capable to make a step towards business in a play-full environment. With a team of youth in Somalia, they developed prototypes, conducted user-tests and most crucial: finding local content about entrepreneurship appeared a challenge. All in all a strategy game in itself with obstacles to overcome.

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Ellis Bartholomeus

Play Alchemist, Ellis in Wonderland
Ellis has been intrigued with the value of play. Graduated  as product designer she learned that to have audiences own a topic they needed to interact with it. In 25 years Ellis has co-developed over 75 games and playful interactive products on a wide spectrum of topics. After years... Read More →

Wednesday July 14, 2021 10:40am - 10:50am EDT