Bianca Woods: Gameful L&D and the eLearning Guild | Episode 121

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Bianca Woods is Senior Manager of Programming for The eLearning Guild and the founder of Clever Raptor, an L&D design studio. With degrees in both art education and education media design & technology, she’s passionate about demystifying design and technology for others. She loves designing course content and media, test driving new learning technology, and taking photos of bizarre warning signs. A Continue Reading →

Getting The Good Game With John Fallon | Episode 120

 Listen to this episode on your phone! John Fallon is an English teacher at Notre Dame High School in West Haven, CT. John has designed Dolus: Finding the Journal of Odysseus an immersive ARG (alternate reality game) designed to augment his students’ exploration of Homer’s Odyssey. He also co-designed Blind Protocol with Paul Darvasi, an inter-school ARG for his 9th-grade students that instructs on research skills and privacy-related current events. He has Continue Reading →

Paul Smith on How To Create Surprise and so Much More on Storytelling | Episode 119

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Paul Smith is one of the world’s leading experts in business storytelling. He’s one of Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 Leadership Speakers of 2018, a storytelling coach, and bestselling author of the books The 10 Stories Great Leaders Tell, Sell with a Story, Lead with a Story, and Parenting with a Story. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School, is a former Continue Reading →

Mike Rucker on the Science of Fun | Episode 118

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Dr. Michael Rucker is a peer-reviewed author with over a decade of professional writing experience. For many years he served as the Health Tech expert for About, Inc’s Verywell Health and is currently the Chief Digital Officer for Active Wellness, a global health management company ranked in the top 40 by Club Industry. This year Dr. Rucker was also tapped by HIMSS as a top 10 health influencer. Continue Reading →

Steve Bocska Uses Gamification to Drive Customers Up the Pyramid | Episode 117

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Steve is CEO of Pug Interactive, a technology & design leader in engagement, retention, and community activation. He has 17+ years of direct experience in the video game industry, having designed and produced several AAA games for Disney Interactive, Electronic Arts, Sega and Ubisoft that have generated sales in excess of $650 million. He is frequently sought as a speaker, having spoken Continue Reading →

Scott Crabtree Uses Gamification for his Happy Brain Science | Episode 116

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Scott Crabtree helps people apply science to thrive at work. After earning a degree in cognitive science from Vassar College, he went on to lead the design and development of video games and other software. He discovered the science of thriving (positive psychology and other brain sciences) in 2003 and immediately became a passionate student and teacher of that research. He resigned Continue Reading →

Jennifer Eberhardt Smith Plays Her Game of Colors | Episode 115

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Jennifer Eberhardt Smith is the author of Donuts and Dandelions, finding your Joy and Growth. The simple philosophy of focusing on two main life goals helps clarify what you truly want in life. She is the creator of the arts/communication app Paint To Me, which is the culmination of a years-long project. Jennifer is now focusing on helping others through their life Continue Reading →

Jordan DeVries with the UX to make gamification great | Episode 114

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Jordan DeVries is the Director of UX at Brave UX, based in Washington DC. His clients include Royal Caribbean, Marriott, Discovery Networks, Gensler, Eli Lilly, Rosetta Stone, and ClearChannel. His first exposure to gaming was watching his mother beat Super Mario World. His most recent gaming achievement is reaching Elite in Smash Bros Ultimate Online. Jordan is inundated with user interfaces from the Continue Reading →

Merry Christmas and a Happy 2020!

I just wanted to drop this quick post to wish you all, Engagers and others, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2020! I know, some might not celebrate this or do it differently, so happy holidays in any case. For me, and this is Rob speaking, 2019 has been an immense year for growth, new opportunities and challenges, many or most of which have had something to do Continue Reading →

J Scott Christianson with The Blockchain Game | Episode 113

 Listen to this episode on your phone! Scott is a successful instructor and business owner with more than 24 years of experience in networking, videoconferencing technology, and project management. He currently serves as an Assistant Teaching Professor at the University of Missouri where his interests are focused on the impact of technology on society and human well-being. He has also created The Blockchain Game to explain how blockchain works Continue Reading →