Jane McGonigal (1977) is gamedesigner en onderzoeker aan het Institute for the Future in Californi‘. Ze wordt gerekend tot de belangrijkste denkers over de invloed en mogelijkheden van games om re‘le wereldproblemen op te lossen. Zo ontwierp ze applicaties voor onder andere Intel, Nike, Disney en McDonaldÕs en ontving ze diverse prijzen voor haar werk, dat tegenwoordig in meer dan 30 landen dagelijks wordt toegepast.
A revolutionary new self-help book by top flight game designer Jane McGonigal. After suffering a brain injury, Jane McGonigal came up with a game to help aid her recovery and battle the ensuing depression she experienced. Half a million people have now played this game to astonishing results: depression gone in 6 weeks in some cases and even terminal cancer patients reporting that playing the game gives them a sense of control over their own health. The book shows readers how to use these techniques to find strength and create positivity: readers can look to their own 'power-ups' which are little things they can do to feel better and tackle the hurdles in their own lives. This book provides simple step-by-step ideas that can be carried out in day-to-day life, helping you transform your life with a new flexible and reenergised mindset. In this book McGonigal uses her own story and those of others to expertly demonstrate how simple changes can result in dramatic life-affirming effects. And what's more, she tells you how you yourself can lead a more gameful life.