Serious Game Designer Certificate

Discover a program designed to boost your ability to solve managerial challenges and develop reactivity. This certificate enables managers, educators and Human Resources staff to develop serious games.

The Serious Game Designer certificate is designed to share with you the skills needed to develop serious games for business training. The program was created by the Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM) Serious Game team in order to enable educators and digital managers to create and implement game-oriented training sessions.

By completing this program, you will learn the skills required to create a serious game prototype, define gameplay and use a specifically designed game-writing tool.

  • Dates : March 13th-17th 2017
  • Tarif : €4,500 (before VAT) Does not include meals and housing

Serious games provide an interactive and fun approach to solving concrete challenges. Gamification, or the use of game playing in companies, has evolved rapidly and can now provide solutions to challenges in training, recruitment, change management and innovation. This certificate can be completed by the Serious Game Master Certificate.

Learning Objectives

Upon completing the certification, participants will be able to:

  • Conceptualize a management problem in terms of a gamification
  • Define game specifications to address a specific problem
  • Create a complete game prototype
  • Establish a framework for implementing and guiding the game

Key Strenghts

  • A unique program in Europe, based on research and experience acquired by GEM in corporate environments
  • A game-writing tool that adapts to meet your specific needs
  • An experienced specialist recognized in France and abroad for her expertise on serious games

Who should participate?

The certificate is designed for professionals with or without prior experience in serious games.

  • Digital managers
  • HR professionals
  • Heads of training
  • E-learning experts
  • Coaches and consultants
  • Anyone interested in creating serious games

Programme

DAY 1 INTRODUCTION TO SERIOUS GAMES

  • Theories, key concepts, methodology and stakes of serious games for management
  • Demonstration of game-writing tool

Application

Choice of a theme and key performance indicators to create a game

DAY 2 CREATING A FRAMEWORK

  • Define game KPIs
  • Define learning objectives
  • Learn to use the game-writing tool

Application

Define gameplay (characters, scenario, problems, etc.). Outline decision process

DAY 3 DEVELOPING THE GAME

  • Presentation of current research and knowledge concerning game design and player behavior

Application

Detail the decision process Create characters and define their personalities (behavior, characteristics, emotions, etc.)

DAY 4 DEFINING GAME RULES

  • Determine player levels and motivations

Application

Establish scoring and feedback processes

Day 5 : presentation

  • Feedback on the game prototypes created by participants
  • Advice and guidelines for presenting a game

Application

Games tested by experts

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Three years of professional experience

Program Director

Hélène Michel
Professor and researcher in the fields of management and innovation
Internationally recognized expert on serious games.


"This workshop provided us with knowledge about game design as well as the opportunity for concrete practice. As a result, we received feedback from the beginning to end of the game design process. We were able to learn about the behavior of game participants. This will help us anticipate the managerial impact of a serious game and its potential for success."
Christophe Loup
Head of Development and HR communication
BNP - Paribas Cardif

Contacts
Larisa Ribot