Innovation

Speaker

Amy Jo Kim

Amy Jo Kim, Ph.D. is an in-demand keynote speaker on rapid innovation, early product design, and cooperative gaming. Attendees describe her presentations as “inspiring”, “mind-blowing” and “deeply educational”. Speaking topics include:

  • Game Thinking for Rapid Innovation
  • Game Design
  • Service Design
  • Collaboration and Cooperative Design
  • Product/Market Fit
  • Customer Discovery
  • Rapid Prototyping

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Named by Fortune as one of the top 10 influential women in games, Amy Jo Kim is a social game designer, community architect, and startup coach. Her design credits include Rock Band, The Sims, eBay, Netflix, nytimes.com, Ultima Online, Covet Fashion, Happify and Pley.

Amy Jo pioneered the idea of applying game design to digital services and is known for her books Community Building on the Web (2000) and Game Thinking (2018). She holds a PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience from the University of Washington and a BA in Experimental Psychology from UCSD.

Amy Jo has helped thousands of entrepreneurs and innovators bring their ideas to life through her coaching & training programs at gamethinking.io,    She also teaches Game Thinking at Stanford University and the USC School of Cinematic Arts, where she co-founded the game design program. 

Sample Talks

The Next Web
The 7 Habits of Breakthrough Innovators
Lean Startup Conference
Turbo-Charge Your Early Product Development
TEDx
Collaboration and Community Building on the Web
gSUMMIT
The Coop Revolution: 7 Rules for Collaborative Game Design
Stanford University
Collaboration & Collective Action the Next Wave of Social Gaming
Casual Connect
Smart Gamification: Seven Core Concepts for Creating Compelling Experiences

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