Games & Gamification


  • Underground Sound
  • Project Vision Documents due next week
  • NJSM study session sign up doodle coming next week

Vision Documents

Let’s go around the room and review your Vision Documents.

Scavenger Hunts


IMM WordPress QR Code Scavenger Hunt

  • Divide into groups of 2 or so representing four tracks at IMM (e.g. music, games/programming, video/animation, and physical computing/digital fabrication)
  • Log into the class blog using your team account and create a post for each room in AIMM that’s significant for your IMM track
  • Create a category for your track and assign all your posts to that category
  • Go to and create QR Codes for each of your posts
  • Print, cut out & place QRCodes around the AIMM building at your chosen track locations
  • Fire up your QRCode Reader and take your creation for a test drive
  • How could you tweak it to make it better?

Games & Gamification

What is Gamification?


Game Elements

Rock Paper Scissors – what are the game elements in Rock-Paper-Scissors?

  • Space: ?
  • Components: ?
  • Mechanics: ?
  • Rules: ?

Other Elements

(Which type of motivation do they leverage? Intrinsic or extrinsic?)

  • Points
  • Progress Bars
  • Leader Boards
  • Levels
  • Badges



Let’s earn our first OpenBadges:

  • Head over to OpenBadges to set up your backpack
  • Now work through the OpenBadges Quickstart example
  • Now take a look at some of the other organizations using OpenBadges
  • Consider the NJSM map linked to above
  • On paper, come up with a structural gamification badging system that would motivate school kids to visit all the exhibition spaces over the course of a semester. Think about how you could use badges, levels and progress bars to motivate them.

How to Issue OpenBadges

Progress Bars


Let’s build a progress bar using Bootstrap, JQuery & HTML5 Local Storage:


Vision Document

  • Refine your Vision Document based on today’s discussion
  • Post your Vision Document to Canvas and come prepared to present your Vision Document in class next week

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