Designing games for Kiwi Conservation club

Date: Friday 1st September


This talk will discuss the design and development of physical nature-based games for the Kiwi Conservation Club. Part of an ongoing six-year research project between students at Massey University and the Kiwi conservation club ( KCC), the junior division of Forest and Bird. explores how interactive games and how they are designed can teach our young people about conservation and looking after our natural environments. Design students work in teams to develop conservation-themed games that are play-tested through a series of “play days” before being developed as open-sourced play products available to the broader KCC network. You can read more about the initiative here –

About the speaker

Tanya Marriott is a toy and doll designer who works in a variety of media including interactive storytelling, playful interaction and character-centric communication. Her practice-led research seeks to build meaningful experiences and storytelling opportunities between digital and tangible activities and objects. Tanya is a Senior Lecturer at Massey University, College of Creative Arts, Tanya is the program lead for Concept Design, and the Wētā Workshop School at Massey Masters program.