Games and Gamification in VR with Danny Stefanic | Episode 103

Listen to this episode on your phone! Danny Stefanic is the brains behind the world’s first WebXR learning experience platform, LearnBrite. Also founder of 3D internet company ExitReality Inc, founder of the International Virtual Reality Association and chairman of the virtual worlds social network Koinup. Called a “visionary” by his peers and deemed by Wall Street CIOs and Silicon Valley VCs to be “one of the pioneers in his field”, Continue Reading →

Jesse Schell Lets His Mind Create Solutions Through Games | Episode 102

Listen to this episode on your phone! Jesse Schell is the CEO of Schell Games, a team of one hundred people who strive to make truly great games, both for the purposes of entertainment and education, including award-winning VR games such as I Expect You To Die, HoloLAB Champions, and Star Wars: Droid Repair Bay. Jesse serves as a Distinguished Professor of the Practice of Entertainment Technology at Carnegie Mellon Continue Reading →

Systems Games with Dan Norton of Filament Games | Episode 101

 Listen to this episode on your phone! As Chief Creative Officer and co-founder of Filament Games, Dan Norton oversees Filament’s design team and works on continuously improving the company’s design process. Dan has designed games about a uniquely broad range of topics, ranging from marine turtle ecology to legal argumentation. His games have won numerous industry awards and have been played millions of times in classrooms across the country. Continue Reading →

Engagement and distraction with Nir Eyal | Episode 100!

Listen to this episode on your phone! Nir Eyal writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. The M.I.T. Technology Review dubbed Nir, “The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology.” Nir founded two tech companies since 2003 and has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. He is the author of the bestselling book, Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products and Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Continue Reading →

Gianluca Sgueo with Gamification for Civic Engagement | Episode 099

Listen to this episode on your phone! Gian­luca Sgueo is Global Media Seminar Professor at New York University – Florence, and Research Associate at the Center of Social Studies of the University of Coimbra (Portugal). He is also Department Director at the Institute of Competitiveness, a think tank located in Rome and Brussels. His professional background includes several experiences in the public sector. From 2011 to 2013 he was the Continue Reading →

Experience Design and Gamification in Accenture with Jasmin Karatas | Episode 098

Listen to this episode on your phone! Jasmin Deniz Karatas is on a quest to lead Gamification and Behavioral Design to success for businesses and entrepreneurs alike. She built up and leads the Gamification Chapter within Accenture Interactive. She gives lectures to students, holds international talks and workshops. Trained as a product designer and armed with years of experience in service design, as well as founding her own startup Myndset, Continue Reading →

Using Video Games in the Classroom with Zack Hartzman | Episode 097

Listen to this episode on your phone! Zack Hartzman is a Social Studies teacher at a high school in The Bronx of New York City. He has a Master’s Degree in the teaching of Social Studies from Teachers College at Columbia University. He has taught Global History, United States History, Economics, and Government. He is the founder of Hey Listen Games, a website where he creates curriculum and lesson plans Continue Reading →

Gamification and Digital Transformation with Nicolas Babin | Episode 096

Listen to this episode on your phone! Nicolas has been enjoying life for over 53 years. He has worked and lived in the US, UK, Belgium, Japan, Germany and France allowing him to be open and understand different cultures. He worked for Sony for many years and learned to combine marketing and gaming. He is a co-founder of GamFed. Since 2017, Nicolas is a consultant in all digital matters. He Continue Reading →

Short Term Engagement Talk at Serious Play 2019 | Episode 095

Listen to this episode on your phone! This special episode is a recording of most of my talk at Serious Play Conference 2019 in Orlando, Florida. In this talk, I provide an additional perspective to the discussion of games and gamification in education and learning: the short term. Gamification and serious games are oftentimes referred to as a way to keep your users (players) engaged over the long run or Continue Reading →

Clark Aldrich Rapid Prototyping and Short Sims | Episode 094

Listen to this episode on your phone! Clark Aldrich is an education technology thought leader – the author of five books and developer of patent and award-winning projects. He currently builds custom Short Sims for organizations using a revolutionary methodology he has pioneered or helps them build their own, through He is also the host of an audio series called Education X Media ( about evolving pedagogy in academics, Continue Reading →