In this interview, Chris Briggs sits down with the founder of Gamification Weekly, Zac Fitz-Walter, to discuss what is Gamification, how it can improve engagement, the difference between shallow and deep gamification and common pitfalls to avoid.

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About the speakers

About the speakers

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Zac is a gamification geek and associate lecturer at the Games Research and Interaction Design (GRID) Lab, in the Science and Engineering Faculty, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) with a research focus on mobile applications, video games and user experience.

His primary interests lie in the field of Human Computer Interaction (HCI), focusing on playful experiences and interactions on mobile devices and video games.

Zac's phd thesis aims to explore how game design elements embedded into non-game contexts, using mobile technology, can be used as tools of persuasion and engagement.

Chris Briggs is a Senior Software Developer, who heads up IoT at SSW​​. Based in Brisbane​, he's passionate about IoT, Scrum, Security, Windows Universal Apps and Xamarin. All the Devs at SSW have been asking Chris, what he thinks the Internet of Things will mean for their day to day lives? It ranges from the impossible to the improbable, from automating their coffee breaks, to telling them exactly when the next bus will arrive!

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