We asked our first year students on the BA(Hons) Games Design course at Uclan to discuss the The Impact of Play in Society.
Sadly, I can only post a small selection here from over 45 fantastic responses that our students submitted.
The amount of discussion and debate that this project stimulated must be noted, as it demonstrates how passionately they feel about the value of games in our world.
Please note, all used images and quotes are referenced in separate bibliographies that were submitted alongside the posters.
"Play nurtures creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking. It gives us the freedom to take risks, test the consequences of different actions, and iterate until a goal is achieved." (Gehorsam, R., 2015)
“It is in Apple’s DNA that technology alone is not enough—it’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the results that make our heart sing.” (Jobs, S., 2011)
"Research examines relationship between autism and creativity: New research has found that people with high levels of autistic traits are more likely to produce unusually creative ideas." (University of East Anglia. ScienceDaily, 13 August 2015.)