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Using Game Thinking for Rapid Product Innovation by Amy Jo Kim
RSVPing "yes" on Meetup will NOT reserve a spot at this event. You must purchase your ticket for this event on Eventbrite: https://gamethinking.eventbrite.com Join us as design expert Amy Jo Kim shares advice from her new book Game Thinking. How are market-leading products born? What conditions set the stage for successful innovation? By definition, successful innovations reach a mainstream audience. But they never start off that way. That’s the paradox of innovation: the “typical” people in your market are not the same ones you need to “woo” when bringing your idea to life. That’s where Game Thinking comes in. Game Thinking is a proven system for accelerating innovation and creating products that people love...and keep loving. Game Thinking empowers product managers, designers and entrepreneurs to engage customers deeply over time - using design techniques from hit games. Learn how to create products that empower your customers to get better at something they care about -- like playing an instrument or leading a team. Game Thinking delivers powerful strategies that build on the principles of Lean, Agile, and Design Thinking, Join us for dinner, a great talk, and inspiring conversations. ABOUT AMY JO KIM Amy Jo Kim is an experienced designer and startup coach. Her deep experience in early-stage innovation and collaborative game design includes work on Rock Band, The Sims, eBay, Netflix, Cover Fashion, indiegogo, NYtimes.com, Ultima Online, Happify, Pley and numerous startups. She pioneered the idea of applying game design to digital services and is the author of Community Building on the Web and her new book Game Thinking. Amy Jo holds a PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience and a BA in Experimental Psychology from the University of Washington and is an adjunct Game Design professor at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, where she co-developed the social game design curriculum. You can learn more about Amy Jo at http://amyjokim.com. RAFFLE PRIZES After Amy Jo's talk, we will raffle off copies of her new book Game Thinking. SCHEDULE 6:00 to 6:30: Check-in and networking over dinner 6:30 to 8:00: Amy Jo's talk plus Q&A 8:00 to 8:30: Prize raffle followed by networking RSVPing "yes" on Meetup will NOT reserve a spot at this event. You must purchase your ticket for this event on Eventbrite: https://gamethinking.eventbrite.com Note: tickets are non-refundable. ABOUT OUR SPONSORS Our sponsor UserTesting (https://www.usertesting.com/) makes it easy to obtain user feedback on your product so you can improve your customer experience. Learn more at usertesting.com (https://www.usertesting.com/). Our sponsor Amplitude (https://amplitude.com/) provides product analytics to help you build better products. Learn more at amplitude.com (https://amplitude.com/). Our sponsor Split's (https://www.split.io) feature experimentation platform helps businesses to make smarter product decisions. Learn more at (https://www.split.io). Our sponsor Sam's Club is hiring product managers and designers. Learn more at http://bit.ly/sams-pm-ux. Our sponsor Balsamiq (https://balsamiq.com) is the easiest way to wireframe your product ideas. Learn more at balsamiq.com (https://balsamiq.com). A big thank you to Intuit (https://www.intuit.com/) for providing the space for our event! Our sponsor Coreography (http://www.coreography.com/) provides corporate video and webinar solutions. Learn more at coreography.com (http://www.coreography.com/). RSVPing "yes" on Meetup will NOT reserve a spot at this event. You must purchase your ticket for this event on Eventbrite: https://gamethinking.eventbrite.com

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2600 Casey Avenue · Mountain View, CA

What we're about

Our group is for anyone interested in learning best practices in Product Management, Lean Startup, UX Design, and Agile development. Our group is for product managers, designers, developers, analysts, marketers and others that are passionate about learning and applying the latest tools and techniques to build great products.

Our Meetup was founded by Dan Olsen (http://dan-olsen.com). Dan is a product management consultant and author of The Lean Product Playbook (http://www.amazon.com/Lean-Product-Playbook-Innovate-Products/dp/1118960874/).

Our Meetup is sponsored by UserTesting (https://www.usertesting.com), the best way to get customer feedback on your website or mobile app.

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Our Meetup is also sponsored by Pendo (https://www.pendo.io), which helps product teams deliver software users love. Pendo captures product usage patterns and user feedback, and lets you communicate in-app to onboard, educate and guide users to value.

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Our Meetup is also sponsored by Coreography (http://www.coreography.com), providing corporate video and webinar solutions.

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