Join Stanford Peace Innovation Lab Co-Director Margarita Quihuis, Stephanie Spong, Peace Innovation Lab Game Designer In Residence Chris Bennett, Albert Chen, and Andrew Mayer for a discussion on how the use of game mechanics can help companies solve problems and create a deeper connection with customers.
How can mobile and social technologies combined with game mechanics create and improve products and services in the real world?
Can a peace SMS change the course of a conflict? Explore how peace-building practitioners leverage new technologies to build social cohesion. With Anne Kahl, Patrick Meier and Margarita Quihuis.
One of the highlights of 2012 was the opportunity to get to know Ronny Edry, the catalyst behind the Israel Loves Iran peace campaign on Facebook. Because of him and Rehman Ilyas, catalyst behind the Romancing the Border peace campaign, we started a peace entrepreneur incubation program where we provide support, coach them on behavior design, promote what they do and together learn what works. Ronny started an online movement through a series of tiny steps – small behaviors that are so easily triggered and mirrored on Facebook. I will write about the behavior design techniques that he is doing in a later post. Right now, just sit back and listen to his TED talk.
NOVEMBER 2011: PIL Co-Directors Mark Nelson and Margarita Quihuis kicked off the launch of the Peace Innovation Lab Buenos Aires in partnership with the Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires November 10-16 2012. They held a two day workshop where an assembly of stakeholders from technology, finance, NGOs, government and academia gathered to apply behavior design, rapid prototyping and d.school methodologies to find measurable interventions to challenges of conflict within Buenos Aires. The Buenos Aires lab directors Fernando Johann and Juan Manuel Menazzi organized a series of meetings with Google, Banco Santander and the Argentine press to bring attention to the launch of the new lab. Continue reading