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Gustavo F. Tondello, Ph.D.

About Me

I am currently a Senior Software Developer at OpenText Canada, and a Co-Founder, Gamification Consultant, and Researcher at MotiviUX.

Previously, I was an Instructor, Instructional Support Coordinator, and Ph.D. student at the Cheriton School of Computer ScienceUniversity of Waterloo, Canada. My Ph.D. degree in Computer Science was in the field of Human-Computer Interaction, under the supervision of Dr. Lennart Nacke and Dr. Daniel Vogel. My research focuses on the design of gameful applications. My main interests include gamification and games for health and learning. 

My background includes an M.Sc. in Computer Science and a B.Sc. in Information Systems from the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil. Before coming to Canada, I worked for several years as a Software Engineer in Brazil.

I am also a researcher of Logosophy, and I am affiliated to the Logosophical Foundation of Brazil and of the USA.

The Gameful Bits blog is a space where I share my thoughts on Gamification and Gameful Design, the results of my research, and other relevant information to academics and professionals interested in these topics.

You can see what I am currently doing in the Now page.

Gustavo’s Ph.D. research was supported by the Games Institute, the HCI Games Group, and IMMERSe, and sponsored by the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) of Brazil, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Mitacs, and the University of Waterloo.