Nguyen want­ed to make games for peo­ple like him­self: busy, har­ried, always on the move. “I pic­tured how peo­ple play,” he says, as he taps his iPhone and reach­es his oth­er hand in the air. “One hand hold­ing the train strap.” He’d make a game for them.

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A sub­tle detail of inter­ac­tion that is missed by many who look at a game in itself and don’t take the con­text of play in con­sid­er­a­tion.

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Kars is a designer, researcher and educator focused on emerging technologies, social progress and the built environment.