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Rationally Irrational: How To Present Information To Dueling Brains

“Man is not a rational animal, he is a rationalizing animal.” Online marketers will do well to keep this quote by science fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein in mind when doing user experience (UX) research. According to John Whalen, CEO of Brilliant Experience, UX research should be aimed at watching what people do, rather than […]

How (and Why) to Write a Great Game Design Document

Every indie developer or team has asked themselves how best to manage the development process. Is it obligatory to use detailed documentation, such as the legendary game design document (GDD)? What are the most common mistakes, and how can they be avoided? For those who have searched for answers to these questions, I want to […]

Gamification

Before we begin, let’s not confuse Gamification with Game Based Learning. To paraphrase Professor Kevin Werbach; Gamification in a nut shell is applying digital game design techniques to non-game related contexts, such as businesses, education and challenges that impact society like the environment. Gamification takes the mechanics and psychology behind video games and applies them […]

Pee-power toilet to light up disaster zones

LONDON – A toilet that uses urine to generate electricity will soon light up dark corners of refugee camps after being tested by students in the UK. The pioneering toilet, the result of collaboration between global aid agency Oxfam and the University of the West of England in Bristol, uses live microbes which feed on […]

Game mods can now be sold on the Steam Workshop for real money

Valve is updating Steam today to allow users to charge real money for game mods on the Steam Workshop, starting with Skyrim and rolling out to other games (contingent on the approval of their developers/publishers) in the weeks ahead. This opens up more avenues for budding and established game developers to get paid for their […]

How To Create A Meaningful eLearning Experience: 6 Tips For eLearning Professionals

6 Tips To Create Meaningful eLearning Undoubtedly, there is a very common way to learn something: Repeat, repeat, and then repeat some more. But who wants to sit through a monotonous and tiring technique like rote learning, when learners are given the opportunity to deeply understand and quickly memorize a topic by relating it to […]

Gamasutra – Never Alone wins Game of the Year at 12th Games for Change Festival

Newsbrief: E-Line Media and The Cook Inlet Tribal Council of Alaska’s Never Alone has won both the ‘Most Significant Impact’ and ‘Game of the Year’ awards at the 12th Annual Games for Change Festival. Along with Never Alone, Bounden by Game Oven took home the ‘Most Innovative’ award, and This War of Mine, by 11 […]

3 Things That Can Stall Innovation (And How To Overcome Them)

Everyone wants to innovate these days, but it wasn’t always that way. Google’s Ngram shows that, although the term was commonly used in the 19th century, it didn’t become popular in the 20th century until the early 1970’s. Before that, managers valued tradition over novelty. Now, however, things move way too fast to stand still. […]