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Brunch Bytes: Gamification: Transforming Work into Play

Dr Paul Coulton, School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University

Thursday 26 May 2011, 1000-1300
InfoLab21

Register for Brunch Bytes - Gamification (Lancaster) in Lancaster, Lancashire on EventbriteThe third Lancaster briefing in our new series of "Brunch Bytes". #bbytes

Gamification is a term used to describe the adoption of game mechanics for non-game applications to encourage users to reflect upon current behavious and perhaps adopt new behaviours.

The technique is often seen as a means of encouraging people to engage in activities which may be considered 'chores' or 'boring' and is also being touted to businesses as a means of manipulating consumer behaviour.

Dr Paul Coulton will give an introduction into the topic and highlight its potential benefits and pitfalls as a means of engagement. Be among the first to adopt new approaches and embrace emerging technologies to stay ahead of this dynamic and fast paced industry. This workshop will give you insight into potential uses of gamification and gives you the opportunity to quiz an industry expert.

NB. To be eligible to attend this free event you should be from a northwest SME from the digital and creative sector.

ISTEP at InfoLab21

Support for Business

This event is supported by InfoLab21 as part of ISTEP's regional events programme.

About ISTEP

ISTEP is a project designed to indentify and support interactions between the North West's Digital and Creative industries and InfoLab21's School of Computing and Communications, directly helping businesses to collaborate with the 270+ strong research community at InfoLab21.

ISTEP is delivered under the "Innovation, Advice and Guidance" product, part of the Government's Solutions for Business portfolio, a highly targeted, publically funded suit of products and services offering solutions to real business needs.

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