In order to make progress in any context, whether it’s a community or a workplace, well-functioning diverse groups, grounded in real relationships, are vital. However, engaging people to participate meaningfully in activities that explore important themes – such as interpersonal relationships, collective action and civic change – remains a significant challenge for communities and workplaces.
We worked with MadeByPlay to create a two-hour game experience to open dialogue and build understanding amongst members of our team at the start of a strategy day. The effect was that people really listened to each other with the understanding that we’re all working towards the same goal.
Royal Society for Blind Children
MadeByPlay is a venture that creates ‘social games’ with communities and workplaces to ignite dialogue, boost empathy and stimulate collective action among the players. Social games are playful toolkits and activities that alter or strengthen relationships and help people to function better together – whether in communities or in the workplace.
MadeByPlay have designed and built an online social game with Nesta and the Scottish government which will unearth what young people think about their health and care data being used and shared. Scotland on Mars leads players through different choices around future data sharing scenarios.