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 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 →

Ep 045 Lennart Nacke the Acagamic and Games User Research

Listen to this episode on your phone! Lennart is an Associate Professor and Research Director of the HCI Games Group at the University of Waterloo in Canada. Before he worked as an Assistant Professor at UOIT and as a Postdoc in the interaction lab of the University of Saskatchewan. He has a Ph.D. in game development and loves to work in human-computer interaction and game design. You can find his Continue Reading →

Ep 044 Dave Eng and his experience with games-based learning

Listen to this episode on your phone! Dave Eng, Ed.D. is an intellectual and creative educator, designer, and researcher who combines, games, theory, and technology to define NEXT practice. He currently consults privately for colleges and universities on games-based learning, gamification, higher education administration, and instructional design. He loves the student affairs community and has helped many entry professionals get their foot in the door with their first position. His Continue Reading →

Ep 043 Melinda Jacobs asks what is your story?

Listen to this episode on your phone! Melinda is an entrepreneur, gamification wizard, and N7 paragon. She specializes in perfecting the telling and sharing of narratives through interactive experiences to create behavior change. Melinda is the founder and Managing Director of Subatomic, a digital experience agency taking engagement to a level over 9000. Subatomic is the proud Dutch Partner of Create Converge, an Interreg EU project that promotes collaboration and Continue Reading →

Ep 042 Monica Cornetti, are you coming to GamiCon 18?

Listen to this episode on your phone! Featured on the cover of Bloomberg Businessweek, Monica Cornetti works with individuals and organizations who want to learn how to think differently to achieve uncommon results. A gamification speaker and designer, Monica was rated #1 among the “Gamification Gurus Power 100” by RISE in 2015 and 2016, and in 2016 was also recognized as a Top 3 Finalist in the “Gamification Guru of Continue Reading →