Lecture series on gamification: Game-driven UX methods for health-promoting behavior

February 10th, 2022

Ringvorlesung Game Dev Saar Gamification

How can you live a healthier life through games? What are gametypical UX elements? What types of players are there? And how do you take the healthcare sector to the next level with gamification? Thomas Immich asked these and other questions at the closing event of the Decisions2 lecture series organized by Game Dev Saar and provided exciting answers.

Live healthier with gamification

A playful gamification approach to a healthier lifestyle – this is what Thomas Immich talked about as the “end boss” of the lecture series on February 7, 2022, which was a collaboration between Saarland Medien, Game Dev Saar, the PopRat and the faculties of Saarland University.
Almost 150 interested people streamed the lecture live on Twitch. The students asked exciting questions about Centigrade’s work in gamification, user research and game testing – an area in which Centigrade can draw on exciting experience such as from the Need for Speed Rivals project.

More and more companies are using gamification as part of their UX strategy. In his presentation, Thomas Immich talks about the following topics based on exciting projects and experiences:

  • Gamification and UX: What do these two have in common?
  • Player types and personas: Everyone is motivated by something different
  • Why it is important to know the player type of the target group
  • Between under- and overload: the flow theory
  • How to integrate health-promoting movement into everyday work using gamification
  • Dare to think crazy: Why parodyping is the new prototyping

If you want to find out your own player type, you can take the test here:

The lecture met with a great response and was enriched and rounded off by the numerous exciting questions from the audience.

Where can I find the recording of the Game Dev Saar lecture series on gamification?

Interested parties can watch the recorded stream on the Twitch channel of the host Game Dev Saar for the next two weeks. No Twitch account is necessary for this.

Where: Online/Remote (Twitch)

Cost: free



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