Category Archives: Games

Serious Games & Innovation Management: Hélène Michel on Cubification™

Editor’s note: Hélène Michel is a researcher in innovative learning systems and an expert in serious games and gamification. She develops, imagines and experiments the digital tools that will be part of tomorrow’s classrooms. Innovation Excellence contributor, Nicolas Bry, shares his conversation with her. Hélène Michel is a brilliant professor at Management School of Grenoble, ...

Using Games to Help Your Group Create Amazing Products

Innovation Games for Product Managers and Innovators Games can also be applied to innovation, which is the topic of the book “Innovation Games: Creating Breakthrough Products Through Collaborative Play.” The book was published in 2006 and the games have had a significant impact on numerous companies, non-profits, and government organizations since then. I caught up with the author, Luke Hohmann, to learn more. Continue reading

Is Gamification Right for Your Company?

If you’ve ever received a lollipop after an unpleasant visit to the doctor, or received a gold star in Kindergarten for good behavior, then you’re already familiar with the concept of gamification. On its face, it can be considered complex and unapproachable, but in fact, its basic premise has been around longer than we think. Now, gamification can be found in many different capacities, from game-based simulations for environmental science to monitoring and tracking employee wellness across various industries. Gamification has the ability to inspire excellence and promote internal transparency, but it can also create an unhealthy level of internal competition. Depending upon how it is integrated and supervised, gamification can either become a burden or be just the right motivator to push your company to the next level. Could gamification work in your industry? Here’s a few examples of companies who have successfully pulled it off. DevHub Launched in … Continue reading