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Vasilis Gkogkidis is an international speaker, designer, and trainer in gamification from Thessaloniki, Greece. He is also a very experienced LEGO SERIOUS PLAY facilitator. He is a master’s graduate from the University of Brighton with a distinction. During his masters, he studied gamification for business alongside Pete Jenkins and started working full time at GAMIFICATION+.
He has since designed gamification solutions, spoke several times for organizations and delivered training on gamification and corporate strategy. His undergraduate degree was in Computer Science from the University of Macedonia.
Vasilis is one of the two organizers of the very successful gamification conference Gamification Europe
that happened in Brighton UK on the 28th and 29th of November 2017.
Vasilis was the keynote speaker presenting in various gamification conferences around the world and
has training experiences in many countries and companies. Vasilis has always been writing on small gamification case studies and researching on How Games Work, where he analyses games and how gamification can get inspired.
Vasilis is the Greek ambassador of GamFed (the International Gamification Federation) where he spreads best practices on gamification in Greece and nearby countries. Vasilis is also the organizer of the Thessaloniki gamification meetup where he organizes talks and workshops related to gamification.
He is also a Ph.D. researcher at the University of Sussex where he researches Lego Serious Play, Gamification, Innovation, and Crowdsourcing.
About the training
The aim of this workshop is to introduce and explain the basics of the design thinking methodology that helps teams solve problems more efficiently using the Lego Serious Play methodology to facilitate the learning and workshop. We will journey through every stage of Design Thinking and try to set a basic set of rules and ideas on how you can use it in your company to solve problems more efficiently. In this workshop, we use LEGO SERIOUS PLAY to help analytical thinking, creative ideas, and future planning. You will journey through a very carefully crafted workshop and in the end, will be full of ideas on how to use design thinking.
Why LEGO SERIOUS PLAY
In the mid 90’s LEGO was facing many challenges due to the rise of video games. They needed a tool to improve their strategy and creativity. LEGO worked closely with academics specialized in organizational strategy and developed LEGO SERIOUS PLAY. A methodology that uses LEGO bricks at its core but is so much more than just building LEGO. LEGO SERIOUS PLAY is a facilitation methodology that makes sure all voices are heard during meetings and workshops.
We first build and then we share.
We build shared knowledge and understanding of the problems and challenges that the organization is facing.
We share a common vision and a list of possible solutions to these challenges. We believe that leaders do not have all the answers, people want to contribute and be part of something bigger and share their knowledge.
LEGO SERIOUS PLAY taps into that part of our brain that keeps the subconscious the knowledge we all have.
SESSION 1: Introduction and skills building
SESSION 2: Empathise – Define the problem
SESSION 3: Ideate
SESSION 4: Prototype
SESSION 5: Test