Gustavo Tondello

About Gustavo Tondello

Gustavo is a Gamification Consultant and Ph.D. Student in Computer Science at the University of Waterloo, Canada. He is ranked one of the top Gamification leaders in the world by Rise's Gamification Gurus Power 100 leaderboard. His main interests include gamification, and games for health and learning. His research focuses on the design of gameful applications. Before coming to Canada, he worked for several years as a Software Engineer in Brazil. Gustavo is also a researcher of Logosophy, and he is affiliated to the Logosophical Foundation of Brazil and of the USA.

Course Title: Gamification & Behavioral Design: The Octalysis Framework Platform: Udemy Taught by: Yu-kai Chou Commitment: 21 lectures (3 hour videos) About this course: This class teaches Gamification and Behavioral Design by world-renowned expert (Stanford, Google, LEGO, BCG, TEDx) and Original Creator of the Octalysis Framework Yu-kai Chou. After taking this course, students should be able […]

Gamification & Behavioral Design (Yu-kai Chou)

Course Title: Designing Gamification Level 1 Platform: Udemy Taught by: Gabe Zichermann Commitment: 28 lectures (10 hours videos and lectures) About this course: In this course, you’ll learn the basics of gamification and engagement science, and how this powerful new design trend will affect your business from a practical, non-academic […]

Designing Gamification Level 1 (Gabe Zichermann)

Course Title: Enterprise Gamification Platform: Udemy Taught by: Mario Herger Commitment: 20 lectures (3.5 hours videos) About this course: The mission of this workshop is to understand and embrace the concepts of Gamification thinking & design, to incorporate engagement, fun, mastery and autonomy for your players in- and outside of […]

Enterprise Gamification (Mario Herger)

Course Title: Gamification Platform: Coursera Taught by: Kevin Werbach Commitment: 6 weeks (4-8 h/week) About this course: Gamification is the application of game elements and digital game design techniques to non-game problems, such as business and social impact challenges. This course will teach you the mechanisms of gamification, why it […]

Gamification (Kevin Werbach)

Amazon URL: Author: Daniel Pink Price: $ 13.11 (Kindle), $ 18.33 (hardcover) In Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, Daniel Pink draws from the latest research on human motivation and presents it on a way that is understandable for the general public, showing how the motivation to achieve high performance and […]

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Amazon URL: Authors: Kevin Werbach and Dan Hunter Price: $ 7.58 (Kindle), $ 11.73 (paperback) For the Win: How Game Thinking Can Revolutionize Your Business presents detailed information on how gamification can be applied to business. Besides explaining what gamification is, how it works, and what are the benefits, Werbach […]

For the Win

Amazon URL: Author: Karl Kapp Price: $ 44.32 (Kindle), $ 63.82 (hardcover) The Gamification of Learning and Instruction: Game-based Methods and Strategies for Training and Education details how gamification can be applied to education, from the most simplistic approach to the most elaborate. Kapp analyzes how different approaches and […]

The Gamification of Learning and Instruction

Amazon URL: Author: Brian Burke Price: $ 9.93 (Kindle), $ 24.95 (hardcover) Gamify: How Gamification Motivates People to Do Extraordinary Things is presented by Gartner’s Research Vice President Brian Burke. It is a pioneer vision of how gamification can be applied in a business setting and what are the benefits. […]

Gamify: How Gamification Motivates People to Do Extraordinary Things

Amazon URL: Author: Jane McGonigal Price: $ 13.11 (Kindle), $ 13.80 (paperback) Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World is Jane McGonigal’s inspiring first book, one of the heralds of the idea of using games to improve people’s life and wellbeing.  

Reality Is Broken

Amazon URL: Author: Jane McGonigal Price: $ 8,74 (Kindle), $ 11.08 (paperback) SuperBetter: The Power of Living Gamefully presents a method to gamify one’s life, following a seven step framework to recognize and use one’s psychological strengths, inspired by the science of games and gamification. Review by Gustavo Tondello  

SuperBetter: The Power of Living Gamefully