Danielle Orsino Goes Deep into Worldmaking | Episode 233

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Danielle M. Orsino is a fantasy novelist whose lifelong vision is to create whimsical realms that her readers can escape to. Her compelling word-weaving pays homage to a multitude of personal muses, from Chris Claremont and George Pérez (both famous comic book writers) to Anne Rice and Wonder Woman. The creative spark of storytelling has been with Danielle ever since she was Continue Reading →

Tammie Schrader Got Into Games Before Playing Them | Episode 232

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Tammie Schrader is a science and computer science coordinator at Northeast Washington Education Service 101 for the State of Washington.  She serves 59 public schools in their science and computer science implementation.  Recently, Tammie has worked with the Department of Education and been a guest at their Education Games Expo in Washington D.C.  She also spoke at the White House Game Jam Continue Reading →

Barbara Chamberlin Gets People Thinking About Games and Education | Episode 231

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Barbara Chamberlin directs research and development at the Learning Games Lab at New Mexico State University. She first started developing educational games in the early 90s and sought her doctorate to help guide ways research could inform the design of educational games. Her department creates research-based educational media such as games, apps, animations, videos, interactive programs and virtual reality experiences,  for a wide Continue Reading →

Katherine Prince Adapts a Game to Discuss the Future of Learning | Episode 230

 Listen to this episode on your phone! One of the United States’ foremost educational futurists, Katherine Prince leads KnowledgeWorks’ exploration of the future of learning. As Vice President, Strategic Foresight, she speaks and writes about the trends shaping education over the next decade and helps education stakeholders strategize about how to become active agents of change in shaping the future. Katherine earned a certificate in Foresight from the University Continue Reading →

Andy Yeoman Ran Out of Failures Making Games! | Episode 229

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Andy is the co-founder and director of Focus Games. Prior to entering the world of serious games he completed an undergrad in human biology and worked in sales, marketing and client relationship roles for international life sciences organizations. Focus Games launched in 2004 to develop education and learning games to change thinking and behaviour. They achieve this through both physical board games Continue Reading →

Carrie Baughcum Ignites the Classroom with Sketchnoting | Episode 228

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Carrie Baughcum (she/her/hers) is a mother, wife, mismatch sock wearer, a self-described inspiration junkie, learning enthusiast and most of all a passionate believer that all children can learn, we just need to find out how.  As a teacher for students who receive support and services through their individual education plan of 20+, she integrates technology, creative thinking, a fearless attitude and endless Continue Reading →

Andrzej Marczewski as one of the founding fathers of gamification | Episode 227

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Andrzej Marczweski is a recognized expert in gamification, especially on the topic of gamification mechanics and user types. In 2015 he published Even Ninja Monkeys Like to Play. In his spare time, Andrzej enjoys spending time with his family, playing guitar and video games. On this episode we bring back one of the legendary content creators of the industry, to see how Continue Reading →

Marlene Sharp has a Hedgehog for Live Events | Episode 226

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Marlene Sharp is a creative and business-savvy entertainment multi-hyphenate who originally hails from New Orleans but is now a (San Fernando) Valley girl. Firmly ensconced in LA life, Marlene is top dawg at Pink Poodle Productions and Head of IP Strategy and Acquisitions for Rainshine Entertainment. Noteworthy clients and collaborators include BoredPanda.com, WeFixYourScript.com, ToonBo, Society Cabaret, Euramco Pictures, and The Center for Continue Reading →

Gamification 101 on Professor Game | Episode 225

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Photo by Lukasz Grudzien on Unsplash This is a special episode that has been a long time coming, it is all about setting a basic structure on gamification, especially if you’re getting started. We discuss what is gamification, why gamification, some examples of gamification, a few terms in gamification like game mechanics, PBL, Players, Prototypes, Playtesting and Iterating!   Links to episode mentions: Continue Reading →

UX/UI Bootcamp Design Sprint Lessons Learned | Episode 224

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Photo by Gautam Lakum on Unsplash This is an episode where I am summarizing my experience with the Design Sprint during my remote, part-time, UX/UI Design Bootcamp at Ironhack! As you might know, among many other amazing perks of working at Ironhack, we get the opportunity to participate in any of the existing bootcamps in portfolio, so my curiosity led me to Continue Reading →