Ep 055 Willem Jan-Renger and his approach to gamification: ludodidactiek

Listen to this episode on your phone! This podcast episode features Willem-Jan Renger (1967) who is the Head of Innovation Studio at HKU, part of the Center for Research & Innovation@ HKU. It is a crossover creative space for research, design and education, and functions as an innovation lab for design and applied research on the design of human behavior, motivation and perception. Their proposition is rooted in design, psychology, Continue Reading →

Ep 054 First Anniversary of Professor Game!

Listen to this episode on your phone! This is a really special episode! We celebrate the first year of the podcast with the engagers, past guests, reflections, looking at the future, inviting you to the podcast and even a giveaway for the lucky ones to win from our email list (register here if you would like to participate!) Past guests talk about some fun facts from their episodes, comment on Continue Reading →

Ep 053 Chris Aviles changes the rules with gamification

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Chris Aviles is the 21st Century Skills, Technology, and Innovation Coordinator for the Fair Haven school district in Fair Haven, New Jersey where he runs the renown Fair Haven Innovates program he created in 2015. Chris gets up, heads to school and has three classes in the mornings, where they run real businesses (him and the kids). He has about an hour Continue Reading →

Ep 052 Karen Sikkema travels through the gamification journey

Listen to this episode on your phone! Karen Sikkema is an experienced game, gamification and experience designer. With her creative companies Living Story and Wintertuin Experience BV, she is designing experiences, location-based games, adventures for cultural heritage, and game-based learning for teams and businesses. Her aim is to create meaning in the world by connecting people to themselves, to others and to great locations, and thus contribute to creating a Continue Reading →

Ep 051 JD Dillon from Disney to everyday learning with gamification

Listen to this episode on your phone! JD Dillon is one of the most prolific authors and speakers in workplace learning today. With his practical approach, JD integrates science, technology, storytelling and pure common sense to enable employees, improve performance and drive business results. For 20 years, JD has executed strategies for global organizations, including The Walt Disney Company, Kaplan, Brambles, and AMC Theatres. He is currently Chief Learning Architect with Axonify, Continue Reading →

Ep 050 Samantha Clarke with mystery, gamification and curiosity

Listen to this episode on your phone! Samantha is a game designer, developer and researcher of game-based learning and gamification applications at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab (DMLL), Coventry University, UK. She works with both internal and external learners, practitioners and stakeholders to develop all manner of quirky gamey things. She sometimes even writes about the quirky gamey things. Her research and practice interests are mainly in the area of Continue Reading →

Ep 049 Chuck Coonradt talks about these kids today

Listen to this episode on your phone! Charles “Chuck” Coonradt is Founder and CEO of The Game of Work, which was founded in 1973, and recently Forbes Magazine called Chuck “The Grandfather of Gamification”. Over one million executives, managers, and supervisors on five continents have been exposed to Chuck’s ideas on feedback, scorekeeping, goal setting, coaching, personal choice and accountability. His five best-selling books The Game of Work, The Better Continue Reading →

Ep 048 Bart Hufen with the Golden Circle for Gamification

Listen to this episode on your phone! Bart is the author of ‘A brand new playground’ (Kluwer, 2010) and ‘Playing on the job’ (van Duuren, 2016). In these books, he focuses on the power of game mechanics and how they can be applied to organizations to achieve continuous improvement. He’s been a steady force on the Global Gamification Gurus top 100 and is certainly one of the founders of gamification Continue Reading →

Ep 047 with Valary Oleinik the superhero of curiosity in gamification

Listen to this episode on your phone! Valary is one part artist and one part geek and has been accused of having a contagious level of passion and curiosity. Her career path has twisted and turned through the performing arts, computer support, business communication, and more along the path to multiple roles in the adult learning and development space. Along the way she decided that learners deserved better, so she Continue Reading →

Ep 046 Vasilis Gkogkidis likes organizing and Gamification Europe 2018

Listen to this episode on your phone! Guest Intro Vasilis Gkogkidis is a gamification designer and researcher splitting his time between industry and academia. He works for GAMIFICATION+ alongside Pete Jenkins and does a Ph.D. on serious games, gamification and innovation at the University of Sussex. He studied computer science and did a postgraduate in Business Management at the University of Brighton where he met Pete Jenkins. He organizes Gamification Continue Reading →