Nostalgia + AR + Social Impact: Pokémon wins.

When you’re 2 weeks behind the times, you can actually see the themes emerging.

Emma Sedlak
Jul 29, 2016 · 10 min read
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The Background

The Personal Context

The Interview

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Why did you first install Pokémon Go?

When did you first hear about it?

Are you lifelong Pokémon fans?

How did it integrate into your life? (has it interrupted downtime, hanging out with friends, etc?)

What are the best or most innovative features?

What are the worst or most annoying features?

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What is the social perception of Pokémon Go players (in your opinion)?

After a few weeks of playing it, are you still as engaged as you were to start with? Why/why not?

Do you have any concerns about the use of Pokémon Go?

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Are there any areas of tech/society/pop culture you’d be excited if Pokémon Go expanded into or started to impact?

The Social Impact

Craig Smith, an educator, researcher and autism expert, has built a guide for parents to use to educate their children using Pokemon Go outside of the classroom, or for people with autism to expand their horizons, with a focus on the game’s real world interactions.

“A game is an opportunity to focus our energy, with relentless optimism, at something we’re good at (or getting better at) and enjoy. In other words, gameplay is the direct emotional opposite of depression.”
― Jane McGonigal

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a nomadic poet with her hands in too many books. Lives at emmasedlak.com, works as a communications designer, moonlights as an opera singer/actress.

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Emma Sedlak

Written by

a nomadic poet with her hands in too many books. Lives at emmasedlak.com, works as a communications designer, moonlights as an opera singer/actress.

Real World Group

Our home on Medium for Real World’s musings — some of our best thought pieces, service case studies, and product announcements. Contact us on 1300 798 718 or sales@rwts.com.au if you need help or advise with any of your IT&T needs!

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