Iterations and Editing: Lessons Learned for PlayForward: Elm City Stories: Lessons 9 & 10

By Kimberly Hieftje, PhD, Yale University College of Medicine PlayForward: Elm City Stories is an interactive role-playing videogame designed to provide at-risk young minority adolescents the opportunity to acquire and practice skills... [ read more ]

Lessons Learned as Project Director for PlayForward: Elm City Stories: Lessons 7&8

By Kimberly Hieftje, PhD, Yale University College of Medicine PlayForward: Elm City Stories is an interactive role-playing videogame designed to provide at-risk young minority adolescents the opportunity to acquire and practice skills... [ read more ]

Lessons Learned as Project Director for PlayForward: Elm City Stories: Lessons 5&6

By Kimberly Hieftje, PhD PlayForward: Elm City Stories is an interactive role-playing video game designed to provide at-risk young minority adolescents the opportunity to acquire and practice skills to reduce sexual risk... [ read more ]

Lessons Learned as Project Director for PlayForward: Elm City Stories: Lessons 3&4

By Kimberly Hieftje, PhD PlayForward: Elm City Stories is an interactive role-playing video game designed to provide at-risk young minority adolescents the opportunity to acquire and practice skills to reduce sexual risk... [ read more ]

Lessons Learned as Project Director for PlayForward: Elm City Stories: Lessons 1&2

The next month and a half we are lucky to have Dr. Kimberly Hieftje, Deputy Director of the play2PREVENT Lab at Yale University College of Medicine, as a guest blogger. She will... [ read more ]

A Not Quite Casual Game about Medication, the Mind, and Mental Health

A few weeks back I did an extended review of a short autobiographical mental health game about transgender identity called Dys4ia. Medication Meditation (May 2014), like Dys4ia, is a short single game... [ read more ]

Ahead and Behind: All in a Day’s Work

Last Wednesday’s Revolutionary Learning 2015 symposium “Using Games and Simulations to Solve Critical Issues in Public Health” was a successful blend of engaging presentations and hands-on activities. Excelsior College President John Ebersole... [ read more ]