Research & Innovation Experience in BadgeCulture

Spanish version here In 2013, Gecon.es was contracted by Compartia to participate in Badgeculture innovation project, an initiative in which Marinva also has participated, supported by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism of the Spanish Government through the Acción Estratégica Economía y Sociedad Digital (AEESD) funding programme. It’s important to highlight that the objective […]

Smart Cities, Citizen Participation & Gamification. A Starcraftian model.

A research on urban creativity and innovation and the potential uses of gamification to facilitate public participation processes. Playable concepts such as Playable Cities and Smart Cities, in addition to artistic and recreational initiatives that can provide relevant conclusions are reviewed.   Author Flavio Escribano > @ludictador Reviewer: Jordi Moretón Galí >> @jordimgali Spanish version here   […]

Gamification examples. TV News

/English In May the team of “Generació Digital”, a channel C33’s tv show (link), visited our offices to talk about Gamification and BadgeCulture project, in which we participated as tourism & culture gamification researchers. Digital Generation is a weekly program about technology, entertainment and digital culture that has a wide following among Catalan viewers (its Twitter account has […]

An example of an event’s gamification with Line@ app

Author Flavio Escribano > @ludictador Spanish Version here Download the Full Report here Introduction On April 23th, we participated on the INNGames 2015 videogames festival to test a very innovative system called LINE@ in order to research gamification experiences with this app. The challenge consisted of gamifying one event’s workshop attended by very active groups […]

Gamification in Water Utilities

    Last February the 6th, GECON.es visited Technology Center CETAQUA Barcelona to participate in “Friday’s Coffee”, where we could introduce attendees to both Gamification Benefits in Water Utilities sector and behavior changes in water consumption. With this we open up the Multimedia area in our site.   PDF Slideshow is available here: Water Gamification [1,94MB]

Eros & Thanatos. Some other gamification profiles

    Author: Flavio Escribano >> @ludictador Spanish Version / Versión en Castellano: Descarga “At the time when the Eros and the Thanatos meet each other a new sexuality dimension awakens inside the subject who -at the limit act of death- finds the key to the profound and absolute experience of desire” (González-Molina, 2013: p22) In gamification […]

3DWire 2014: Gamification Results

Authors: Flavio Escribano >> @ludictador and Jordi Moretón Galí >> @jordimgali Spanish Version / Versión en Castellano: Descarga Introduction In September 2014 GECON.ES received a request from Paramotion Films to gamify 3DWire event. We have published a report which we summarize below. The following are the download links to the infographic summary of the presentation and to the Gamification Global […]

Game Over and Gamification

    Author: Jordi Moretón Galí >> @jordimgali Revision: Flavio Escribano >> @ludictador Spanish Version / Versión en Castellano: Descarga A few months ago and during a game design session we got to the point where we should define what would happen if the player did not solve the proposed challenge. The responses were diverse, among them […]

Will Open Badges help to map the human knowledge?

    Author: Flavio Escribano >> @ludictador Spanish Version / Versión en Castellano Download *This concept was presented on the Open Badges Community Project Call, October 8, 2014. Slides available here.  Atomization and Fragmentation is one of the most common problems in Badge usage. On one hand because it causes a sort of epidemic by saturation/excess, on the other […]

Stop the Clock! Time in Games and Gamification

Author: Jordi Moretón Galí Spanish Version / Versión en Castellano: Descarga Stop the clock! Time in games This is the first in a series of posts “Arcade Room” in which, inspired by classic video games, we will review gamification mechanics and other fundamental game elements, in this case the time. A few days ago we […]