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Legal Services Corporation’s 2015 TIG Conference
San Antonio, TX
January 14-16, 2015 
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Thursday, January 15 • 10:00am - 11:15am
Serious Gaming as a Learning Tool for Self-Represented Parties

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This session will examine the evolution and application of game design for serious purposes. It will focus on using games as a learning tool for self-represented parties. There is a lot of evidence that games are engaging and effective teaching tools, but in legal services we are just beginning to explore this area. The presentation will include visual examples of successful efforts using games to teach real-life skills, both in and out of legal services. We will also talk about work being done to identify the needs of SRP’s and how serious games are effecting change in the broader community. There will be a related hands-on workshop in the afternoon covering collaborative design.

Speakers
avatar for Casper Harteveld

Casper Harteveld

Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Northeastern University
Dr. Casper Harteveld is an Assistant Professor of Game Design at Northeastern University, and author of Triadic Game Design (Springer, 2011), a book about serious game design. He earned his PhD degree from Delft University of Technology in Systems Engineering, Policy Analysis & Management. His research focuses on using games to learn about decision-making, and educating people in making better decisions through games. He applies this especially... Read More →
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Dan Jackson

Executive Director, NuLawLab
Dan Jackson is a 1997 graduate of Northeastern Law, where he now directs the NuLawLab. Following a federal appellate clerkship, Dan joined the law firm of Bingham McCutchen, ultimately serving as the firm’s director of attorney development and director of training. Prior to law school, Dan worked as a designer for theater. He continues to play in that space, most recently with the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival and The... Read More →
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Susan Garcia Nofi

New Haven Legal Assistance, Executive Director
Susan is the Executive Director of New Haven Legal Assistance, where she previously worked as Deputy Director and a Staff Attorney. From 2002-2009, Susan worked for the Connecticut Department of Labor’s Employment Security Appeals Division, first as an Unemployment Appeals Referee and later as Principal Attorney to the Board of Review. Susan is Vice Chair of The Community Fund for Women & Girls Advisory Board serves on the New Haven County... Read More →


Thursday January 15, 2015 10:00am - 11:15am
Pavo Real, Marriott Plaza San Antonio 555 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205

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