Ep 024 Dr. Zac Fitz-Walter, deep into mobile gamification apps

Listen to this episode on your phone! Dr. Zac Fitz-Walter is a gamification designer who uses game design techniques and principles to help make tasks more engaging and motivating. He’s applied gamification to many different areas including training, education, health, wellbeing, business and HR. Zac leveled up his education in 2015 with a Ph.D. in designing effective gamification for mobile applications. He has taught a range of university subjects over Continue Reading →

Ep 022 Horst Streck talks about the importance of empathy for gamification

Listen to this episode on your phone! After changing his student life for a working career, Horst Streck worked as an information expert within the Amsterdam local authorities for over 15 years. In 2001 Horst Streck founded I Sioux Media Productions with two partners. In 2002 the company made its first step as a game developer. In 2007 the company entered the casual games arena, with the brand Youdagames. Youdagames Continue Reading →

Ep 019 Altug Yilmaz and gamification for learning in Turkey

Listen to this episode on your phone! After graduating from Mathematical Engineering he worked for Netron and BilgeAdam as a trainer. He was responsible for Turkcell Educational platforms more than 5 years at Turkcell Academy. He is the author of first Turkish gamification book: and Gamification Confederation GamFED’s Turkey representer. He blogs about gamification and is the only Turkish person who got invited and gave a speech at Gamification World Congress GWC16 Continue Reading →

Ep 018 Manuel Pimenta talks about gamifying your career into gamification

Listen to this episode on your phone! Manuel is a Lead Gamification Designer at Fractal Mind, and his background is mostly in software development and analysis. For the past 6 years, he’s been one of the main voices of gamification in Portugal and has had the luck of spreading the fun in domains like eLearning, employee engagement, sales teams and ideation since then, with some of the top banking and Continue Reading →

Ep 017 Michiel van Eunen with gamification of all sorts since 2003!

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Drawing on experience in education, e-learning, theatre, retail, training, startups, events & game industries, he has found that this one thing thrilled him the most: designing purposeful fun. When we play, we are pushing to be the best version of ourselves. Working should be more like playing. His power lies in doing just that: using all the powerful elements found in games Continue Reading →

Ep 016 Ahmed Hossam, designing gamification and making sure it works

Listen to this episode on your phone! Ahmed Hossam is The International Gamification Confederation (Gamfed) Ambassador in Egypt. He is a keynote speaker, consultant, designer and facilitator on gamification. He is currently the president of Gamification Egypt and the founder of Gampact. Ahmed is one of the of the top pioneers in gamification in the Middle-East, he has been in the “Global Gamification Gurus Power 100” since 2015 and in Continue Reading →

Learning from games for your classroom: “Last Day on Earth: Survival”

First off, I want to thank a past guest of the podcast, Master Heebs, Mr. Hebert or Scott Hebert depending on who’s calling, for saying that his current favorite game is Last Day on Earth: Survival. I say this because I want to dedicate this whole post to some lessons that can be reapplied to education after analyzing (and playing!) this mobile game. So let’s get to it! I will Continue Reading →

Ep 015 with Dr. Marigo Raftopoulos, inspiring gamification by life itself

Listen to this episode on your phone! Dr. Marigo Raftopoulos is a strategic business adviser specializing in innovation using games, gamification and experience design. She is the founder and CEO of Strategic Innovation Lab and is also an adviser to several technology incubators and technology start-ups. She is also an advisor on the European Commission’s Advanced Digital Gaming and Gamification Program. Marigo works with a wide range of global clients Continue Reading →

Ep 014 Gamification for the Medieval Science Classroom of Scott Hebert

Listen to this episode on your phone! Scott Hebert is a passionate and dedicated teacher who has taught K-12 Physical Education as well as Grade 7 & 8 Sciences for the past 8 years. He is on a mission to rid the stereotype that school is boring and loves to challenge the traditional approaches to education via gamification. He aims to be innovative and is constantly challenging himself to put Continue Reading →

Ep 013 The Right Space and Time for Creativity in Gamification with Vasilis Gkogkidis

Listen to this episode on your phone! Vasilis Gkogkidis is a gamification speaker and trainer working full time for GAMIFICATION+ alongside Pete Jenkins. He studied computer science and did a postgraduate in Business Management at the University of Brighton where he met Pete Jenkins. He runs training on gamification introducing people to the basics of it, organized Gamification Europe with Pete, he is the Greek Ambassador for GamFed, the organizer Continue Reading →