Design lessons from (Settlers of) Catan

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First released in Germany in 1995, Settler of Catan[1] (or Die Siedler von Catan) is responsible for launching a board game renaissance in North America. It has sold over 18 million copies world-wide, sparked a number of expansions and spin-offs, and paved the way for a host of other so-called Eurogames. When a product is so successful, it is easy to assume that the design sprang fully formed from the mind of its creator. The truth is much more complicated. Continue reading


Katie at ACE-CROSH 2018

Katie had the opportunity to present some of her PhD research at the combined conference of the Association of Canadian Ergonomists and Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (ACE-CROSH 2018) that is being held here in Sudbury. She did an amazing job of explaining some very complex mathematical concepts (i.e., multiple correspondence analysis or MCA) in a very clear and understandable way!FacebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmailFacebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail