Jan Bidner talks about UX, clowns and gamification | Episode 60

Listen to this episode on your phone! Jan Bidner is as a gamification designer and UX strategist and has worked as a consultant in the IT Industry for over 15 years. He has been an advocate for storytelling, game design thinking and user-centered design even longer. With a background in acting and teaching drama, he always brings a bit of playfulness into everything he does. Lately, he has been working Continue Reading →

Naomi Pariseault winner of the Outstanding use of Gamification for Learning | Episode 059

Listen to this episode on your phone! Naomi Pariseault is an instructional designer for the School of Professional Studies at Brown University. As with many other instructional designers, it was a fortunate happenstance that Naomi stumbled into the field and has been happily inspiring student learning since 2011. She loves to experiment with new design approaches. It’s been a dream to blend together the principles of game design with learning Continue Reading →

Ep 058 David Chandross brings gamification to healthcare education

Listen to this episode on your phone! David Chandross began his career as a neuroscientist working in the field of selective attention and cognitive science. After receiving his Ph.D. in curriculum and a second masters degree in medical education he went on to become an academic Dean and then held positions in senior administration across Canada in higher education. His work in gamification began in the 1990s and matured in Continue Reading →

Ep 057 Stan Lee: Marvelous Excelsior also for Gamification

Listen to this episode on your phone! This episode we offer our own tribute to one of Marvel’s greatest superheroes: Stan Lee. I discuss some of the things we can learn from his legacy to apply to our daily practice of gamification. This is a shorter, very special and heartfelt episode, so this time you will have to listen to it instead of digging through these show notes. Thanks for Continue Reading →

Ep 056 Greg Toppo of Inside Higher Ed and The Game Believes in You

Listen to this episode on your phone! Greg Toppo is a senior editor for Inside Higher Ed. Before that, he spent 15 years as the national education reporter for USA Today. A graduate of St. John’s College in Santa Fe, N.M., he taught in both public and private schools for eight years before moving into journalism. His first job was with the Santa Fe New Mexican, a 50,000-circulation daily. He Continue Reading →

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 →