Dec 31, 2008

Mixing Games and Applications - Slides from Danc, of; links to related resources

Spencer Riley, of TeacherLED, sent me a link to a presentation by Danc, of that I thought I'd share. The target audience for this presentation is interaction designers and beginning game designers. It is worth looking at if you are interested in developing/purchasing/using interactive applications, engaging educational software, edutainment, or even web-based business apps.
Mixing Games and Applications: Building a Princess Saving App (pdf)
"This talk is about building learning and fun into your applications. If you've ever wondered how games work and how they can help you build better apps, this is the talk for you. Along the way, we'll discuss a new philosophy of interaction design that is already creating a major competitive advantage for innovative application developers"


LostGarden's Resources/Links
Chemistry of Game Design:
What activities can be turned into a game?
"Techniques for designing consumer scales"

ShuffleBrain: Putting the Fun in Functional: Applying Game Mechanics to Functional Software (originally from eTech 06, Amy Jo Kim, ShuffleBrain)

The picture below links to the book, which can be purchased at

Thanks, Spencer, for the link and great resources!

Spencer Riley's Interactive Whiteboard Resources Overview (October 2008)

TeacherLed Website

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