Saturday, July 18, 2015

Thiagi - Games and Gamification, Part 1

Most people are confused about different terms associated with games and gamification. If you are one of them, you are likely to confuse your clients, participants, and audience members. Untangle the terminology so you can clearly communicate what you do and what you can do for others.

This week Thiagi and Monica discuss how to:
  • Avoid confusion and misunderstanding when talking about games and gamification to your clients and participants
  • Confidently differentiate between games and gamification and among different types of games and different types of gamification.
  • Specify different elements of games and different elements of gamification, and select the most appropriate elements to achieve a specific goal.
  • Clearly compare and contrast game design and gamification design, and identify the important similarities and differences between these two strategies.

About Thiagi:  Dr. Sivasailam (Thiagi) Thiagarajan was born in Chennai, India and has lived most of his life in Bloomington, Indiana. An expert in the area of game design, Thiagi has designed more than 400 training games and simulation and has written 40 books on the subject. He has conducted workshops on interactive training in 25 different countries around the world. Connect with Thiage -, @thiagi

About Your Host: A gamification speaker and designer, Monica Cornetti is rated as a Top 4 Gamification Guru in the world by UK-based Leaderboarded. Monica’s niche is gamification techniques that can be used within the corporate talent development environment. Connect with Monica @monicacornetti. and

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