Ellis on playful living: "this is my personal library of what I've learnt so far while I'm still mischievously exploring..."

Ellis, play alchemist

Corona Co-creation

13/04/2020 12:42

I decided to enter the Dutch Hacking Health Hackathon 2020 online to face some serious Corona Challenges in a team. We were team of 8, great diversity with knowledge and experience, plus great tools online in our challenge to co-create together a solution within just a few days, while NOT eing physically together. We met twice a day online, discussed tasks and activities, and worked together on Miro (see attachment).

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How to create a game concept

06/04/2020 11:19

Below are all the worksheets or canvasses to create your game concept, follow the steps on the first poster.

What you need:

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Online summit this april!

18/03/2020 15:42

I am very pleased to announce that I will be one of the 44 international speakers featured in The Playful Creative Summit 2020. This is a FREE virtual summit of pre-recorded interviews with professionals, creatives, makers and designers working with Play and Creativity. The summit goes live April 1-3rd, 2020 and it is 100% virtual! Come join us here: playfulcreativesummit.com

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how much we take walking for granted

15/02/2020 11:59

this game teaches us about the complexity of something as easy as walking, imagine we would have to controle all our muscles continuously with every movement… this is an abstracted version of making a model walk with only four controls… lovely challenging game, frustration used to tap into our desire to succeed… and to understand how this works… a great example of system thinking: play the game, what is your score? mine is 1.6 meters

PLAY QWOP (learned about this game at the Wandering conference in Wales 2019)

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greatest talk ever: the ONE academy

02/02/2020 16:49

on my trip to Asia, from India to Indonesia via Malaysia, I got to experiment my own playfulness, or my personal playfulness got challenged is a better way to express what happened. After speaking about play in Kuala lumpur at #improv (thanks to Allison Yap) – I was invited by some participants to come and talk at the One academy. I challenged (or dared) the students (plus teachers, coaches and even parents attended, by the way!) to ask complex questions… and before I knew it, I was being played by role playing challenges, we had a great interactive session, and the message of using a playful mind came across. I could not be more proud about these individuals and intrigued with this institute. Weeks later I coincidentally bumped on this website that described the workshop, and I am grateful to be “heard” and “seen” so well ; )

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10 year anniversary!!!!

01/02/2020 09:34

10 years ago today, Ellis in Wonderland was registered at the Chamber of Commerce, looking back at all success, failures, challenges, obstacles and mostly collaborations and co-creations, I feel gratitude and proud to be where we are today. To celebrate I offer this month a € 5 discount on the book Apply Play • to get ahead of the game, get your copy here >>

only this month…

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Play in Kuala Lumpur

08/12/2019 19:56

While visiting old friends and colleagues at WHW& associates in Kuala Lumpur, I was so lucky that Allie Hill arranged an event for me to talk about Apply Play in Improv Bistro surrounded by beautiful art, we had a great conversation about applying play, Allie was the perfect host facilitating the dialog, introducing me to the audience with a story dated back 25 years ago, when we met at William Harold Wong’s studio, how he already showed us mastery in gamification. When we as young designers showed him our work, and he said: “interesting, but just not there YET..!”… so we got motivated to get back to our desk and improve our work…..

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30 years of climbing!

15/09/2019 22:30

[photo by axisroundedges.com] I am celebrating my 30 years anniversary of sport-climbing experience!!! I can not believe it myself, how I managed to spent soo many hours climbing in my life, for soo many years! In that time I have seen many fresh climbers develop their skills from newbee to mastery level (even to world championships). I also have followed many trainings and even have given trainings and introductions to climbing.

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Ørebrö + happy health

27/08/2019 11:20

This summer month August I was invited to talk about plus assist in a workshop on healthy aging. Loved being in Sweden for three days, and learn how the quality of life in general feels so high, people have time for each other, are more then kind, and nature is amazingly beautiful! A week later I was explaining this to a person from Istanbul, and he said: “You from the Netherlands and are saying this about Sweden?” – yes, all is relative, I guess ; )

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Wanna play?

03/08/2019 16:23

This game is an amazing tip to be played: Icarus Needs:

Just play, no more words are needed, love to hear what you think…

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