The Prototyping, Education and Technology Lab (PETLab) is dedicated to the design and use of games as a form of public interest and engagement. To do this, we emphasize iterative design methodologies and the processes of collaborative design. Through our work, we connect with scholars and designers in the field of digital media, practitioners working in the spheres of education and social issues, and people of all ages at play.
Support for PETLab has come from the AMD Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Digital Media and Learning initiative, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Knight Foundation, The New School University and other generous funders.
We have worked with a wide range of partners such as MTV, Microsoft, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, the National Academy of Public Administration, Radiolab, Public Radio International, Migration Policy Institute, Area/Code, the AMD Foundation, the American Red Cross, the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre, the New York Public Library and the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania.