The Unique Advantage Games Have Over Real Life
Gaming expert and commentator Tom Chatfield spoke to PSFK on The Future Of Gaming and the immense potential games have to deepen user engagement through a level-playing field.
In preparation for the upcoming Future Of Gaming report, the PSFK consulting team reached out to gaming expert Tom Chatfield. Tom spoke at TED Global 2010 on the ‘Seven Ways Videogames Engage The Brain’ and has written a book on the topic titled, Fun Inc. We recently spoke with Tom about his work and some of the emerging trends in gaming. Please provide a brief introduction about yourself and tell us what you do
I’m the author of three books about digital culture, including one on games, and also do a lot of speaking, consulting and design around game and digital experiences. Perhaps my greatest interest is in how and why people use digital technologies, and what it means to improve their experience.