Jane McGonigal is author of The New York Times best seller Reality Is Broken, and world-renowned designer of alternate reality games, where real-life activity is re-framed as a game. During her UP presentation "How Gaming Will Change the World", Jane will talk about how games can be created to improve the way we learn, work, solve problems, and lead our real lives.
Jane McGonigal, PhD is a world-renowned designer of alternate reality games — or, games that are designed to improve real lives and solve real problems. She believes game designers are on a humanitarian mission — and her #1 goal in life is to see a game developer win a Nobel Peace Prize. She is the New York Times bestselling author of Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World (Penguin Press, 2011) — and is the inventor and co-founder of SuperBetter, a game that has helped nearly half a million players tackle real-life health challenges such as depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and traumatic brain injury.