NOW YOU CAN PLAY diversophy® ONLINE!
In addition to our printed versions, this game is available in a personalized PowerPoint .pptx format enabling you to play using an online platform, e.g. Zoom:
You can now facilitate directly by sharing your screen with small groups.
Use online breakout rooms for groups or classes larger than 8 participants, by creating teams of 4-7 players, and assigning a facilitator or team leader in each group.
Smiling and humor provide us with a large variety of cultural challenges. What humors us, causes us to smile and laugh, may create confusion and even pain in other places and contexts. The divesiSMILES game has been created to generate discussion and understanding about these delicate subjects as well as inform players of dimensions and practices of humor in a variety of different cultures including some do’s and taboos.
Developed by Annabelle (Bee) Baumann, Mégane Maillot, and Intercultural Management Masters students from the University of Burgundy: Keizo Suzuki, Aigerim Daribayeva & Stephan Van-De-Ven
Annabelle (Bee) Baumann is a comedian, writer, and Business Communication Trainer with over 10 years of experience teaching in Germany. As a former Heidelberg Toastmaster President, award-winning humorous speaker, published writer, business English coach, and stand-up comedian she seeks to bring communication to life with humor. She is CELTA, IBET, and IBT/M qualified with a BA in English. She has taught communication skills to clients in SAP, BASF, Abbvie, CooperCrouse-Hinds GmbH, and BLANCO to name a few of her satisfied clients.
Mégane Maillot, graduated at the University of Lorraine in Art, state-approved 3D developer. Prop artist for the game Raven's Point as a recreation project, French and English support for the games Aion and Tera helping players with problems related to the games. Bilingual Assistant at Georgia Tech-Lorraine facilitating the organization and the smooth running of the arrival of students and field trips, assisting a professor during a course, organizing a photo contest, being on duty in the building on the evenings, assisting students in diverse tasks, with translation in particular.
The fist version of diversiSMILES was created by a team of master students at the University of Bourgogne under the leadership of professor David Bousquet. The student team consisted of Keizo Suzuki from Japan, Aigerim Daribayeva from Kazakhstan and Stephan Van-De-Ven from The Netherlands.
In collaboration with humor experts: Piotr Pluta and William Crowley.