Rotterdam 6 — 7 Dec It's time for a system reboot.
In 1996 I graduated as a product designer at the Design Academy on ‘Men and Information’. Since then I have created signage, medical user-interfaces, graphic design, websites, online interactive applications, edutainment and serious games. I worked for – and collaborated with – a variety of companies and was co-founder of Laika.nl developing over 75 interactive products for 10 years. I got eager to get more in-depth involved with the use of play and game elements as a medium and tool and not just for fun but to engage the user. Since recent years I am researching how to design motivation, not just to engage a user with a product; How to allow the user to want to interact and play around with his experiences to help for instance patients become more the owner of their condition or a student to become the owner of their learnings. Since april 2018 a wrote and launched a book “apply play • to get ahead of the game” and with this I often give talks and facilitate workshops for organisations to learn to understand the value and power of play and how to make a change.
Ellis is hosting a workshop Playful Thinging