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Crosslinked

A UX storytelling & system design game of strategy, creativity, and luck for digital designers

Crosslinked is relaunching soon! We've tested, iterated, and improved the instructions. We are putting on the finishing touches to make sure the game meets the criteria of the best games: easy to learn but hard to win!

The scene:

You and your opponents are racing to be the first to successfully launch a new digital platform. Your mission is to construct a compelling product for your target users. Are you creating a place for celebrities to vlog complaints about restaurants? Doctors to post advice about healing plants? Retired chefs to whip-up foodie events at local parks?

Get as fantastical as you like, all while making sure to run ahead of schedule and under budget!

During every turn, you'll hire an expert to help build your design. Then you’ll add attributes to your design like core content, metadata, and interactions to complete your design’s concept. And remember to design crosslinking between objects-—that’s how you’ll score the highest points.

Crosslinked is a competitive game for User Experience newbies and seasoned pros alike. Here you'll practice the art of object mapping and get a better grasp on structuring and crosslinking objects for whatever platform you can imagine. Finish every round thinking about UX more systematically...while taking any opportunity to thwart your competition.

What UX designers are saying about Crosslinked

“Challenging and fun!”

“I'd definitely play again. It felt like a puzzle. It makes you think!”

“It forced me to think through not just the flow, but what elements are needed for the product to actually work.”

“This would be a great way to lay out new apps!”

“I'm already thinking about UX differently.”

“The illustrations are AWESOME. And the game helps me be thoughtful about the choice I make in design.”

“This is going to help me visualize the building blocks of sites and apps completely differently.”

“I love the color-coding and illustrations! It made it whimsical and fun while engaging you in the storytelling side of your UX creation.”

“Poaching and coffee cards were so fun! It added an extra level of competitiveness.”

“A thought-provoking experience! I enjoyed thinking about myconcept and seeing how my opponent worked out hers. I definitely want to play again with coworkers.”

“Playing this game is a fantastic way to learn OOUX.”

“The storytelling was super fun...as well as screwing over my opponent!”

“I loved seeing the concepts come alive! I am already ready for expansion packs.”

“This made me think differently about organizing a site. It was also fun to talk through all my design decisions.”

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