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LSUG May meetup

“Screw work let’s play!” Do you sometimes wish you could goof off work and play? In this interactive presentation, inspired by the theory and experience of play, we’ll demonstrate why play isn’t just essential for creativity and innovation, but crucial to our survival and overall well-being. We’ll begin with the definition of play based on a 6-step framework followed by an exploration of why we play and how we play. We’ll investigate the relationship of work and play and demonstrate how, instead of being mutually exclusive, both are necessary for personal and group creativity and achievement. We’ll finish off with useful guidelines for bringing more play into your life. And if you play your cards right, you’ll leave with plenty of ideas to achieve your recommended daily amount of play!

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I'm proud to be able to host Portia Tung, who will be leading a session called "Playmaking".

This time, we are hosted by Macmillan Cancer Support on the 11th floor. As always, please be sure you sign up with your full name either as your profile name or in the comments when you sign up. It helps us to avoid problems with security.

To help us with the cost of ordering pizzas and soft drinks we will be asking for a humble contribution of £2 at signup.

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  • Craig M.

    Very interesting and useful, and tasty pizza.

    May 12, 2012

  • Ashish M.

    Brilliant presentation

    May 10, 2012

  • Abid Q.

    Thanks for sharing your insights Portia. Brilliant presentation! You really got me to rethink play. I'm going to be mulling over the ideas you presented for a while - exactly what I like about these user group meetings.

    May 10, 2012

  • Abid Q.

    Thanks for sharing your insights Portia. Brilliant presentation! You really got me to rethink play. I'm going to be mulling over the ideas you presented for a while - exactly what I like about these user group meetings.

    May 10, 2012

  • Mikey C.

    Here are the long-awaited slides: http://slidesha.re/LX6zxV

    Thanks again to Portia for her awesome presentation!

    May 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Always a good crowd and thought-provoking

    May 10, 2012

  • Mohinder K.

    It was an interesting well chosen topic and Portia Tung did a great job making it as a fun session. Neven realised that you can mix fun with work using game as the context although we are using the concept without realising it. I think we should more effort at worl place to introduce game element to amke life a bit easier.Thanks to Portia for the nice thought.

    May 10, 2012

  • Mikey C.

    Awesome and inspiring talk - will aim to play even more at work!

    May 10, 2012

  • Mikey C.

    Yes, it looks like it. Please join us if you want!

    May 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    So, I am around the corner, is there any free space?

    May 9, 2012

  • Diana D.

    No one is on the 11th floor and reception is on the 13th ...

    May 9, 2012

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