On Nov. 14th, I will be giving a presentation on Meaningful Gamification at the Interaction Design Lab at Cornell University. It is open to the public, although I don't have parking information for you.
The presentation is free, and will be from 12-1:30 PM on Wednesday, November 14th at 301 College Avenue. More information about the lab can be found at http://idl.cornell.edu/welcome/
Here is the full writeup:
Meaningful Gamification with Dr. Scott Nicholson
Wednesday, November 14th
12pm to 1:30pm
301 College Ave. – Interaction Design Lab
Join Dr. Scott Nicholson, Associate Professor from Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies and director of the Because Play Matters game lab for a presentation about Meaningful Gamification. During this talk, Dr. Nicholson will explain the basics of gamification, talk about some of the risks of using reward-based gamification, and present his model for Meaningful Gamification, which is focused on using play and engaging game mechanisms to help people find meaning in non-game settings. Participants will also engage in activities exploring the concepts of making gamification meaningful.