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Persuasive 2014

08/04/2015

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New website coming up!

07/01/2015

with a real portfolio, a better blog, everything… stay posted

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Gamification versus Serious Games

08/04/2013

A little poster I made for the Innovatie Markt comparing the utility of gamification strategies against that of serious games in relation to different purposes, according to their own characteristics. I would like to add that of course serious games and gamification are not so clearly cut out, and in many classifications of serious games […]

Blues Buddies at Innovation Market

22/03/2013

Next week Blues Buddies is going to be present in the annual Innovation Event by the Amsterdam Innovation Board on April 4. The Innovatiemarkt is a platform where startups and small businesses focusing on innovation can present their work to the city. See you at the Convention Factory, Amsterdam! From 14:30 to 18:00. 

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Startup Weekend Enschede

18/03/2013

  Another great experience at the Startup Weekend, this time in Enschede, Netherlands, first prize with the fantastic project Moving Story, this is the happy team. Startup Weekend is a business course, a teamwork course and a pitch course all rolled into one, and the crunching is always great fun, is it weird to love […]

CHI 2013

10/02/2013

It seems that one of my papers was accepted at an exciting workshop on gamification called Designing Gamification: Creating Gameful and Playful Experiences at the CHI conference 2013. A similar workshop that took place two years ago had an enormous impact in redefining what is gamification and its “good” opponent, gamefulness and gameful design, so […]

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Behavior change model for gamification

05/01/2013

Happy new year!   In the last weeks I have been working on some papers about Oinas Kukkonen’s Persuasive Systems Design model, and I have been working on the relation between game mechanics and    the persuasive support elements listed by Oinas Kukkonen, this is my model now (yoo-hoo, I have a model now), as […]

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Health 2.0 Amsterdam

22/11/2012

To keep the momentum from Health 2.0 Berlin, I was suggested to present Blues Buddies again to the satellite event in Amsterdam, you can find the meetup group here. Health 2.0 Amsterdam offers a series of stimulating events and gathers people from media and healthcare to discuss the coming healthcare revolution and its issues like […]

Blues Buddies, landing page

05/11/2012

After the demo, now there is a landing page to receive updates about Blues Buddies, at http://www.bluesbuddies.org   

Depression and other Unmentionables

13/10/2012

Playful Pandas is going to present a demo of Blues Buddies at the great conference Health 2.0 in Berlin, November 6 and 7. This presentation will happen inside the track “Unmentionables: sexual health, mental health, addictions, and other “unmentionables””. It is flattering to be in such good  company :). Jokes aside, this track reminds me why an […]

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Poster and pitch in the Appsterdam tent at Picnic

21/09/2012

In the last days it was great fun to give a hand in the organization of the Appsterdam tent in front of the Picnic conference, great atmosphere and quite a lot of balloons! And there was a poster of Blues Buddies, and a last minute pitch in front of Mike Lee and other influential individuals. […]

Introducing Blues Buddies

02/08/2012

Last week I went to visit some friends at the iOSDevCamp at Bouncespace in Amsterdam, and while watching the others prepare to pitch, I felt like doing it too; there was this idea on the back of my mind for a long time, how to connect people who needed support but couldn’t find it among their peers. […]

In the winning team at Startup Weekend Eindhoven

14/06/2012

Finally yours truly was in the winning team of Startup Weekend Eindhoven, with the social app Meals2Meet, article in Dutch, boy was I sleepy 😀

Why This Blog – a Little Manifesto

04/05/2012

It has been a long time since I have been writing a blog, it’s time to go back in the saddle – a little bit of introduction, as this for now is a personal blog: my background is cross media communication, a lovely term because it encompasses everything that takes place between more than one […]