Karen Sikkema

Karen Sikkema

Living Story

Escape Room Design for Learning

“You can’t win if you don’t play”

Drawing on experience in education, e-learning, theatre, retail, training, startups, event industry & game industry, I found that this one thing thrilled me the most: designing purposeful fun.

When we play, we are pushing to be the best version of ourselves. Working should be more like playing. My power lies in doing just that: using all the powerful elements found in games and use them in organizations to make working more fun, challenging & meaningful. (Which – by the way – often leads to great results).

– I make games. (serious games, company games, business games, team games, training games, kick-offs & ARG’s)
– I talk, inspire & advise about gamification and experience design (at conferences, workshops & strategic sessions with companies).
– I design Escape Rooms.
– I help companies enhance innovation and business performance using LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method

* Rise Global Top 25 Gamification Guru
* Gamfed International Gamification Federation Steering Committee Member
* Experience Designer at Living Story
* Gamification Designer at Performance Solutions
* Gamification Trainer at Dutch Training Professionals
* Ambassador for Mission Start – Platform for Gamification & Game Based Learning
* Facilitator of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method