Erin Hoffman Notes

Erin Hoffman notes

New theory of fun — fun is learning. depth hierarchy goes down to neuroscience. 

Lesson 1: kids are smarter than you — games were fun but they weren’t learning anything. Deep affective state.

Fun is learning is the beginning, not the end

The emotion lens — seven universal emotions across all cultures

Fun isn’t one emotion, but a sequence or a process 

Fun is Sophia, the game learn emotion, cognitive mechanical process converting fear into happiness through surprise 

Sophia games: connected to real world, exploration, “ordered state”, fulfilling feeling

Meaningful games connect game to world 

Each action creates an emotion

We know the effect we want to achieve, but trick is FINDING the emotion 

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