How Brands Are Using Facebook Apps for Contests and Campaigns Background: Some time back I published a research paper about how brands are using Facebook apps for enhancing their CRM. In this post I would like to focus on the second value proposition that Facebook apps bring to brands – an amazing opportunity to run campaigns. I have been increasingly seeing brands using Facebook apps to give a boost to their marketing. In fact if you see the list of Facebook preferred developer consultants, you will see some very interesting case studies of brands using Facebook apps. Therefore, in this post, I will talk about why and how brands are using Facebook apps for their contests and campaigns
Unusual and Creative Calendar Designs The year is almost over and it is time to get a new calendar. This post features our favorite examples of unusual and creative calendar designs. 2009 Bubble Calendar A poster-sized calendar with a bubble to pop every day. [link] 2009 Napkins Calendar Glasses With HUDs Just Became A Little More Affordable Remember seeing those futuristic looking heads-up displays that soldiers and, well, Iron Man gets to have fun with? Well, Olympus and NTT Docomo are planning to bring something like that to consumers who have lost their way with AR Walker. It’s a pair of glasses, a smart phone, and a retina display all combined in one package to enable the user to acquire information in their peripheral vision. In other words, it blasts images and text to one of the user’s eyes without having the user become distracted and run head-first into a wall (as always, safety first).
Good Questions to Ask Your Girlfriend Good Questions to Ask Your GirlfriendWelcome to Good Questions to Ask Your Girlfriend Asking great questions always opens up interesting conversation. If you can get them telling stories that relate back to the answers you will have endless good times. So enjoy yourself and ask away. Here are the categories. 64 Things Every Geek Should Know & Caintech.co.uk If you consider yourself a geek, or aspire to the honor of geekhood, here’s an essential checklist of must-have geek skills. The term ‘geek’, once used to label a circus freak, has morphed in meaning over the years. What was once an unusual profession transferred into a word indicating social awkwardness. As time has gone on, the word has yet again morphed to indicate a new type of individual: someone who is obsessive over one (or more) particular subjects, whether it be science, photography, electronics, computers, media, or any other field.
10 Great Web Tools for Creating Digital Quizzes June 20, 2016 Over the last couple of years, we have reviewed a wide variety of educational web tools to use to create digitally based quizzes. Below is a collection of some of the most popular quizzing tools we have covered so far. Be it a flipped, blended, virtual or even traditional classroom, the tools below will enable you to easily create interactive quizzes, questionnaires and polls to share with students in class. Have a look and share with us your feedback. FlipQuiz is a web tool that allows teachers to easily create gameshow-style boards for test reviews in the classroom. All the boards you create can be saved for later use.
Octalysis: Complete Gamification Framework - Actionable Gamification - Quora Octalysis: Complete Gamification Framework Gamification is design that places the most emphasis on the human in the process. In essence, it is Human-Focused Design (as opposed to “function-focused design”). Most processes design around function and efficiency – they try to get the job done as quickly as possible. Games, however, have a sole focus of pleasing the “human” in the process. Even though many Gamification techniques were in use long before games were around, games were one of the earliest examples of a holistic approach to implementing Human-Based Design - so now we call it Gamification. 22 Words Put on your thinking caps and nerd glasses, and sit back for some truly inspired chemistry groaners… (via Laughing Squid) Don’t forget to share the groan-worthiness with our fellow dorks… If you can remember the shows you’ve watched, this site will calculate how much time you’ve spent in front of the television…. Of course, you won’t be able to remember everything you’ve seen, but just enter the shows that come to mind first, and you’ll be able to get a pretty good idea of the number of weeks and months you’ve given to the TV screen. We’ll each have to decide for ourselves whether that was wasted time or not…
How Gamification Works - 3D GameLab Instead of courses consisting mainly of textbook learning and lectures, classes built using game mechanics such as badges, experience points, levels and leaderboards, boost student engagement by allowing students to choose from “quests” and progress at their own pace through a series of educational activities. Students are motivated due to personal choice and meaningfulness, real-time feedback, the ability to collaborate or compete, and over time, they learn stay persistent in learning due to prior successes. Quest tasks can range from listening to a podcast, collecting and analyzing real-time data, or watching a short video to partnering with a classmate for discussion or writing a short essay. As students complete each quest, they can level up to new assignments on their journey toward an “A.” Teachers have the ability to approve quests or put them on auto-approval so students can keep progressing while waiting for their teacher’s feedback on milestone work.
22 Words Elke Vogelsang has three rescue dogs — a mutt named Loli and two Galgo Españols named Scout and Noodles. The self-taught photographer has mastered the art of capturing her pets’ silliness. The dogs’ expressions are priceless and this series of photos reminds us that the pedigree of a dog is irrelevant to the joy it brings to its humans… Read More ›
Gamestorming Think back to the last time you played a game. What was the game? Why did you choose to play? Was it a simple game like tic-tac-toe, or something more complex, like Monopoly, Scrabble or Chess? Curvy in HTML5 Curvy is a HTML5 puzzle game using the canvas element. Just rotate the tiles so that like colors connect. Modernizr tells me you don't have canvas support in your browser. Sadly, this game uses technology that's only in browsers with HTML5 support. We've tested Chrome 12, Firefox 4 and Opera 11. Presented to you by FlamingLunchbox is a puzzle, originally for Android phones, using a simple idea.