Game On: Designing Playful Interactives to Educate and Inspire

This session is sponsored by CNN Newsource

News games get a bad rap, because they’ve largely been equated with “gamification” ideas. With the huge success of quizzes and playful interactives, we think that’s about to change. Game designers and developers will discuss and debate what makes games sticky and effective experiences for news. We’ll show off some interesting ideas and tools that could be used to build news games in your organization.

Resource links:
- Guesstimator Game
- Resources sheet
- Prezi slides


Sisi Wei - News Applications Developer, ProPublica
@sisiwei |

Rebekah Monson - Co-Founder and VP for Editorial,
@rsm |