Improving the way children learn.

Because our posts about gamification within education seem to be very popular I did some more research and found another very beautiful example of what is possible, BrainPoints Research showed that children have two ways of looking at their intelligence which has a huge effect on their motivation and academic results. The first one is…

Unfolding the human brain

More than a month ago we posted about how gamers helped with the battle against AIDS. Many scientists have since then thought more about how this potential can be used for helping them with problems that computers don’t seem to be able to solve. One of those is EyeWire. Eyewire is a software that is…

Improving the Lives of Dementia Patients and their Caretakers

Alzheimer’s Australia Vic is a charity that aims to help people with dementia as well as their caretakers by providing therapy, training and raising awareness. In their centre in Melbourne they have an interactive room where people can experience certain situations through the eyes of someone with dementia. Using this technology they can help to…

Changing the attitude of kids through games

Every parent and teacher will know that molding the attitude and behavior of children is an all day effort to ‘prepare them for the real world’. Well what if games could help with this? Instead of the long talks you could create a game and learn them through fun while they don’t even know that…

Of frameworks, creativity and Yu-kai Chou

In this TEDx talk, Yu-kai Chou talks about Gamification and his gamification framework called Octalysis. When he started working on gamification in 2003, it was pretty lonely and people didn’t seem to care. Now, society seems to be catching on, but a lot of times it is mistaken with just adding a badge system or…

Recyclebank, Gamification and Social Entrepeneurship

Recyclebank is a case of social entrepreneurship, where they use a form of gamification to push people (in the USA) to recycle more. It aims to work on the global trash problem where landfills are almost overflowing with trash and every year we even produce more.By motivating people to recycle more by offering them points…

Gaming for Understanding

Brenda Brathwaite is a game designer and a mother. When her little daughter came home from school one day and had learned about the middle passage* she noticed that her daughter went very lightly over it and didn’t seem to get the gravity and tragedy of this sad part of american history.As a game designer…