Power of Play! How to relearn playfulness.

  • 2022-07-23, 21:00–22:30, DNA 🧬
  • 2022-07-24, 11:00–12:30, Gear ⚙️

Hacking = playing. Let me take you along in this playshop to discover and experience the power of a playful mind and the science behind it.
In this Playshop we will Play ourselves a way through a lot of the scientific proof about the positive effects of embedding it in your day to day life. Playful people are more creative, have more fun and are overall more happy and joyful. Come to this session and unlearn this stupid idea that playing is for children!

Playing is proven to be crucial for learning, innovating and mentoring. And thus a fundamental tool for any hacker or maker out there.
I rediscovered playing, made my job out of it and I would love to take you on a journey with an inspirational, interactive and pragmatic session to do so too (or even more)

There was a time in your life where you stopped playing. Or you probably didn’t. What’s up with the idea that playing is childish? Why do we ignore all the great scientific proof that playing is the best way to learn? This is a personal story about finding out what I need to do, combined with evidence based knowledge.

The take aways of this playshop are:
– 7 most important scientific reasons why you should encourage playing in a professional setting.
– The difference between playing and gaming.
– 3 tips to start tomorrow.
– A shitload of games which we will play and you can use yourself 🙂
(I even have a CYBER! Game!)

I rediscovered playing and I would love to take you on a journey with an inspirational and pragmatic session to do so too!
Profile Pic by Dennis van Zuijlekom

Happy Game Changers
I finally found out what I want to be when I grow up! I'm here to spread playfulness and happiness to leave this world in a better state then I found it in.
As a Serious Play Expert I can act like a Jack-of-all-trades within organisations and use my wide range of tools to help people change for the better and preferably let them get/stay close to their hearts.
I speak at events, design serious games and bounce through live with a lot of energy and positivity.