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 game designer, community architect, and innovation coach. Her design credits include Rock Band, The Sims, eBay, Netflix, nytimes.com, Ultima Online, Covet Fashion,  & Happify.

Amy Jo has helped thousands of entrepreneurs & innovators bring their ideas to life through her coaching programs at gamethinking.io. She pioneered the practice of applying game design to digital services and is well-known for her books Community Building on the Web (2000) and Game Thinking (2018). 

In addition to her coaching practice, Amy Jo teaches Game Thinking at Stanford University and the USC School of Cinematic Arts, where she co-founded the game design program. She holds a PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience from the University of Washington and a BA in Experimental Psychology from UCSD.

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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