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Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses2010 ➔ Win/Win Charitable Virtual and Physical Slot Machines


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Michael Ganson Ballard (designer)
Marko Tandefelt (thesis advisor)
Cynthia Lawson (thesis advisor)
Loretta Wolozin (thesis advisor)
Andrew Zornoza (thesis advisor)




Research shows that people gamble for fun, challenge, and excitement, while they donate to charity out of altruism, “the warm feeling”, and prestige; Win/Win aims to capitalize on elements of both. Win/Win is a game of chance that exists physically as a slot machine and virtually as a component of a non-profit online casino. Both manifestations of the Win/Win model promote the idea of their incorporation into respective real world business models. Since online gambling is currently illegal and casino gambling so heavily regulated, the project lives online as a proof of concept and physically as a device that can be customized and rented out to charitable organizations to be used at fundraising events.



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