Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Play + innovation

Playpump is an interesting innovation and a solution to a number of water-related problems. It is no news that any innovation which would solve the water problem in third world countries is a key to improve people's lives in the area. It just is not that simple... but Playpump innovation is really cleaver. It focuses on quality of life and fun which is -- as such -- already one solution to the problem. Also it does not only look at the problem but more of the everyday life and the context of the problem, motivational factors and values.

I wish this inspires you to think of play and/or games similarly in different context -- as a part of bigger solutions or innovations which do not necessarily have be "save the world" type of ideas but which could make a difference.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Lovely! I would love to see research projects which would focus on AR/LBS/tagged "serious gaming" and not just linking fun with knowledge (serios games etc.) but actually thinking out of the box!