About David Williamson Shaffer:
David Williamson Shaffer is a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the departments of Educational Psychology and Biomedical Engineering, a Game Scientist at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research Wisconsin Center for Education Research, and Principal of EFGames, LLC.
The point, as I emphasize in the book, is not for players to become professionals, but rather to have innovative and creative ways of thinking about real problems as part of their intellectual toolkit.David Williamson Shaffer
Hard fun is, of course, the idea that we take pleasure in accomplishing something difficult: the joy in meeting and mastering a challenge. As a result, when someone is doing something that is hard fun, moment by moment it looks more like "work" than ...David Williamson Shaffer