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Serious Games Initiative Gamification Platform | Gamify Jeux Sé : site canadien des Serious games - Accueil XEODesign Our Story XEODesign (pronounced zee-oh-design) is an award-winning firm that helps organizations increase engagement with play. We identify ways to increase engagement by eliminating factors that prevent play, and we uncover new opportunities for creating experiences based on what players like the most about games. We envision new game-inspired products and services, and we design the player behaviors, game mechanics, and emotions that make them work best. Our continuing research on why we play games helps us unearth new methods for increasing engagement with play. Do you know of her 4 Fun Keys? — Jason VandenBerghe, Creative Director Ubisoft It would be impossible to overestimate the extent to which Nicole Lazzaro's research has contributed to a better understanding of play in the context of videogames. — Chris Bateman, author of 21st Century Game Design Instead of doing something different, they did something right. — J.C.

Strategic Synergy Serious Games & Jeux Sérieux The collected game design rants of Marc LeBlanc Future of game-based Learning - Discussions, ideas & thoughts on the future of game-based learning Open Badges Jeux sérieux gratuits Aidez le Père Noël à recueillir ses cadeaux: Proposé par le Laboratoire de Soutien à l'Enseignement Télématique (LabSET) de l'Université de Liège, il s'agit d'un bon moyen, très ludique, d'apprendre aux jeunes enfants le déplacement du curseur de la souris (motricité). suiteHistoire de poissons: Histoire de poissons nous met dans la peau d'un poisson qui doit manger de plus petits pour grandir et éviter de se faire manger par les plus gros. Ici, on stimule la motricité des enfants de façon amusante. suiteLa maison de Loupy: Au coeur d'une maison virtuelle, un chien nommé Loupy fait des siennes. L'enfant sera confronté à des choix de comportements qu'il devra adapter face aux agissements de l'animal. Un bon moyen de leur faire comprendre les attitudes à adopter avec un chien. suiteEkoloko.

A Checklist for Evaluating Gamification Platforms Conventional wisdom has it that sales people love competition. They want a challenge, beat their friends and colleagues, and be on top of the leaderboard. And sales managers constantly use carrots and competition, because this is what “motivates" sales agents. But is this true? We know that sales reps have to make money for the company. Depending on the product or service sold, the sales process and effort can vary significantly, from products and services which need a lot of explaining and have long sales cycles, to others that need nearly no explanations and sell quickly. #1 Competition is the opposite of collaboration. When we consider the reason why we start companies, it’s because together we can achieve more than as individuals. #2 Only a handful of people compete. If you’ve used competition in the past, have you also crunched the numbers?