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They Just Can’t Stop Playing!

They Just Can’t Stop Playing!

How gamification became the most essential part of my intercultural training work. Once, at a Gamification for Intercultural Intelligence Training at the SIETAR Europa 2019 Congress with a very diverse audience of interculturalists from 23 counties, a participant from Germany said that using games with German business students and corporate clients is not easy. In Germany, learning through games is not considered an appropriate...

Game Design Chemistry

Game Design Chemistry

Still feel excited after the SIETAR Italia Virtual Gamification Week 2020 hosted by Maria Mihaela Barbieru, where a brilliant team of George Simons, Grazia Ghellini, Joanna Sell and myself presented tons of useful and unique materials on the topic. It had been supposed to be a 2-day training on intercultural gamification and storytelling in Milan that we had been preparing for a long time. Although it became impossible because...

Just Don’t Say NO game story

Just Don’t Say NO game story

“How do you develop your games, Maria? Could you share your creative experience?” one of our recent Gamification for Intercultural Intelligence Workshop participants asked me. This nice French guy gifted me an idea that I should share the stories of how my games were created. Each of them has a unique background and context in which they were born. So, here is one of them. It all started at the SIETAR Europa Congress...