Spotless Podcast – Episode 4: Learning through Games
For the fourth episode of our Podcast I am joined by Senior Consultant Tom Knoll to talk about his work in relation to Learning in Games. Tom chats us through some of the theoretical techniques underpinning this area, as well as some practical applications. We also relate this directly to User Experience and Service Design in terms of how gamification can affect the overall customer or user experience.
One correction from the show – we mention that Nintendo has started using a more common game engine, what we meant was that the Epic Unreal Engine is supported on Switch.
Main topics covered:
- Background on Tom
- Introduction to learning in video games
- Practical applications of learning in games and gamification
- Nintendo Switch launch and reactions
- London Underground, stand on both side of the escalator
- Jaguar ad encourages unsafe driving
- Swedish City using the game Cities: Skylines to help urban planning
- Playstation VR Reaction and sales
Games User Research Book
Tom has recently contributed a chapter to an upcoming book on Games User Research. Please keep an eye out for it over the next few months!
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