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Mobile Experiments Group
The mobile experiments group is a collective of scholars and designers who are part of the Game Changer Chicago (GCC) Design Lab at the University of Chicago. This group meets once a week to brainstorm mobile games and projects. In this setting, we approach games not as finished products but as a medium of thought.  Learn more >>

A Successful First Year!
The GCC Design Lab was established in 2013, allowing for Ci3 to host a range of projects that furthered the mission to advance sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice through new research methods, evidence, and intervention strategies. University of Chicago faculty, university students, and youth worked together to create digital stories and games that explore health and social issues. Three new game designers and 15 GCC Fellows (graduate, undergraduate and high schools students) have joined the team as the first lab cohort since the GCC Lab's inception.

The Game Changer Chicago Design Lab: The Source
Summer 2013, GCC Design Lab launched The Source, a five-week summer program for 140 high school youth combining game-based learning, skills in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEM), civic engagement, urban issues and digital badging. Participants were predominantly African American, came mostly from Chicago's South and West Sides, and 80% attended a Chicago Public School. During The Source, young women were exposed to real-world applications of STEM. They attended workshops with career professionals in fields such as epidemiology, robotics, and circuit building. Each STEM topic was linked to social and health issues, such as reproductive health, youth violence, and bullying.