The Center for Serious Play offers a unique learning-lab environment where students are able to develop their own educational games, interactive tools, and original products with real-world applications. This approach to interactive media will additionally focus on development in fields such as education, sustainability, and health care, while building a relationship between students, faculty, industry partners and educational communities.
Jason Pace is the director of the Center for Serious Play. He was selected after a national search. For the last five years, he has been a creative director and lead producer for the Halo franchise on Xbox, dividing his time between developing new intellectual property with external studios and leading internal projects to grow the franchise in new directions. Prior to his work on Halo, Pace led the product design teams for Microsoft Casual Games, focusing on game design, social features and metagame development.
The Center is housed on the first floor of the UWB Beardslee Building.