Here are 3 toolkits to help build and implement the future of gaming for a better world.
To offer some further actionable benchmarks, I have created these three toolkits of the future. These can be applied for yourself as a designer, as a company initiative or be something that can shared, adapted and built on with others.
NOW (THIS YEAR)
Start mapping out with your team 10+ year plus timelines strategies, planning for the long term, not the fleeting short term. This can be a starting point for creating strategies for the long term.
Start seeing 'sustainability' not a limitation but an opportunity for collaboration and creative problem-solving, so get your whole team, company, network on board. Host brainstorming sessions to discuss what new initiatives can be created. Brand this as a group that people want to be a part of, over feeling like a side project or an obligation.
Connect and network with the existing sustainability influencers and innovators outside of your field to understand what new innovations can be supported. Find collaborators who can help you research and reduce the new different ways carbon emissions can be reduced.
Make a new habit of regularly researching the different positive incentives and reward schemes which can be embedded into your design to motivate positive behaviour. This could be anything from the small scale like green nudges to whole game narratives.
Reach out and listen to real-life conversations of your audience and anticipate future audience needs, not just with end UX design testing, but with qualitative approaches to listen to your audience in the wider context of their lives.
Hire diverse pools of talent, not just for the sake of it or to fill a quota, but because different opinions and varied backgrounds make stronger, agile and better teams.
Create and contribute courses, funding and education for future generations in a more open-source collaborative approach. What skills, tools and knowledge can you give back to education for future generations.
Rebrand ‘sustainability’ to not be less polarised as a black and white. Instead create an identity that is optimistic, vibrant and has momentum and communicates that every small step can lead to bigger change.
On each project make it a habit to ask: what ways can we make the most positive impact on people’s lives?
© 2020 Amy Sellers