For the Joy of Learning: Teaching through Games and Playful Engagement

Big House

Nottingham - 30 May 2019

Organisations, of many sizes, often find themselves needing to educate a variety of people. Perhaps you need to teach your employees to comply with regulation or educate customers on how you operate. You may simply want to seek novel ways to share your knowledge and teach others.

Games have the ability to influence the way people think, encouraging them to consider a particular perspective or explore new concepts.

In this workshop we will walk through some simple introductory examples of how games can be used to teach people a variety of subjects. Using simple game design techniques, you will learn how engaging content can help people learn new topics and concepts.

This is the second in a series of workshops introducing gamification; the art of utilising game-based mechanics in non-gaming environments, helping businesses and organisation better engage with their stakeholders.


Creative & Digital entrepreneurs, start-ups & SMEs who need to be inspired & engage with stakeholders.

Please note: If you have already accessed 12 hours of support with The Big House, you will be placed on a waiting list in the first instance.


The workshop will be delivered by Jorge and Nader of Ideas in Play.

Jorge Andrés Martínez is a games & UX designer specialising in Gamification, he works with organisations helping them innovating and implementing game mechanics in different environments to deliver products, strategies and creative spaces. He is also a well-known triangle soloist.

Nader Al-Shamma is a software engineer, published academic and conference speaker, specializing in Web and Mobile development. His experience, knowledge and passion for tech places him in a strong position to help businesses get the most out of technology and drive their digital growth forward.