Learning through playing and watching and doing
July 12, 2017 10:30 AM   Subscribe

Explorable Explainations are interactive online game/toy/video hybrids that teach complex concepts through interactivity. Some classics (which may have been discussed here before) include the Parable of the Polygons about segregation (by Vi Hart and Nicky Case), an interactive guide to p-hacking (from 538), an intro to digital signal processing, a sentencing simulation by the Marshall Project, and a guide to game design using games by Amit Patel. Just added to this list is a really interesting video/interactive tool on what viruses can teach us about design.
posted by blahblahblah (4 comments total) 56 users marked this as a favorite
I'm in the middle of the virus explanation and it's very cool.
posted by danny the boy at 11:24 AM on July 12, 2017

Note /r/explorables and Explorable Explanation's twitter presence, @explorables.
posted by Jpfed at 12:15 PM on July 12, 2017

Another one of my favorites is To Build A Better Ballot, by Nicky Case, on voting systems. Pretty sure it's been on the Blue before, but worth checking out if you have't already seen it.
posted by biogeo at 11:41 PM on July 12, 2017 [2 favorites]

The Evolution of Trust is fantastic!
posted by Jpfed at 10:03 PM on July 25, 2017

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