Tallinn, Estonia

Gamification/Design of Serious Games

online course
when 24 January 2022 - 28 January 2022
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 200

Serious games and gamification are different things – serious games are designed to achieve some serious goal, gamification is the use of game elements in a non-game context and not designing full-fledged games. However, there are also a lot of similarities – how to design an engaging experience and what game elements to choose to support this goal. By attending this course you will get theoretical knowledge from both domains (serious games and gamification), but on a practical level, you can choose your preferred practical homework – designing a serious game or gamification.

Course leader

The course leader Associate Professor Martin Sillaots is teaching Game Design, Computer Graphic and Research Methods in Tallinn University.

Target group

This course is for teachers, educational technologists, designers, developers, writers, graphic designers, and everyone else who is interested in serious games, game design and/or adding game elements into a non-game environment.

Course aim

In this course, the concept and nature of gamification and serious games is introduced, and in the second part teams will develop their own projects, from an idea, through design, to working prototype.

Fee info

EUR 200: Online course fee.