In place of text CVs, platform lets freelancers blog their work history
The recruitment industry has already seen its fair share of innovations aiming to better connect employers with skilled workers, from gamified hiring and automatic scoring of coders’ skills. From Germany, Somewhere is a visual blogging platform that enables freelancers and small teams to show potential employers and clients a more engaging story of their work. READ MORE…

In place of text CVs, platform lets freelancers blog their work history

The recruitment industry has already seen its fair share of innovations aiming to better connect employers with skilled workers, from gamified hiring and automatic scoring of coders’ skills. From Germany, Somewhere is a visual blogging platform that enables freelancers and small teams to show potential employers and clients a more engaging story of their work. READ MORE…

Blue Goji turns exercise into a gaming session
Running on a treadmill can often feel like a thankless chore if there’s no other stimulus to keep you going, which is why exercise has become one of the most gamified activities. From the makers of Guitar Hero,Blue Gojiuses wireless controllers and fitness trackers to immerse indoor runners into a world of gaming as they exercise. READ MORE…

Blue Goji turns exercise into a gaming session

Running on a treadmill can often feel like a thankless chore if there’s no other stimulus to keep you going, which is why exercise has become one of the most gamified activities. From the makers of Guitar Hero,Blue Gojiuses wireless controllers and fitness trackers to immerse indoor runners into a world of gaming as they exercise. READ MORE…

Gamified discounts site turns bargain hunting into a frantic competition
Consumers know that when it comes to eBay auctions, their bids can be fairly sensible until it comes to a battle in the last five minutes to win the item, when all rational thinking goes out of the window. Capturing the atmosphere of that moment, Drop ‘Til You Shop is a store where the price of each item falls every second until buyers freeze it at the price they want to pay — but in order to win they have to do it before the limited stock runs out. READ MORE…

Gamified discounts site turns bargain hunting into a frantic competition

Consumers know that when it comes to eBay auctions, their bids can be fairly sensible until it comes to a battle in the last five minutes to win the item, when all rational thinking goes out of the window. Capturing the atmosphere of that moment, Drop ‘Til You Shop is a store where the price of each item falls every second until buyers freeze it at the price they want to pay — but in order to win they have to do it before the limited stock runs out. READ MORE…

Candy Crush-style game players help scientists fight tree disease
Crowdsourcing science research isn’t a new thing — we’ve already seen Cancer Research UK enable anyone to help out by identifying cells through its ClicktoCure site. Now the Sainsbury Laboratory has turned genome research into a game called Fraxinus, which could help find a cure for the Chalara ash dieback disease. READ MORE…

Candy Crush-style game players help scientists fight tree disease

Crowdsourcing science research isn’t a new thing — we’ve already seen Cancer Research UK enable anyone to help out by identifying cells through its ClicktoCure site. Now the Sainsbury Laboratory has turned genome research into a game called Fraxinus, which could help find a cure for the Chalara ash dieback disease. READ MORE…

Through scheme, low-income families exchange compostable rubbish for fresh food
Mexico City’s Mercado du Trueque has already seen residents swap their rubbish for food, and now a similar scheme is launching in New York. Hello Compost wants to encourage composting by offering low-income families credits for fresh produce in return for their organic waste, using gamification as an incentive. READ MORE…

Through scheme, low-income families exchange compostable rubbish for fresh food

Mexico City’s Mercado du Trueque has already seen residents swap their rubbish for food, and now a similar scheme is launching in New York. Hello Compost wants to encourage composting by offering low-income families credits for fresh produce in return for their organic waste, using gamification as an incentive. READ MORE…

Handheld sensor detects stress and teaches users to control it
Gamification is known to be effective in encouraging positive habits when it comes to health, as devices such as the T-Haler have demonstrated. Having recently reached its funding target on Kickstarter, the PIP is a device that senses stress when held in the hand and can be used to control video game characters that teach users how to manage their anxiety. READ MORE…

Handheld sensor detects stress and teaches users to control it

Gamification is known to be effective in encouraging positive habits when it comes to health, as devices such as the T-Haler have demonstrated. Having recently reached its funding target on Kickstarter, the PIP is a device that senses stress when held in the hand and can be used to control video game characters that teach users how to manage their anxiety. READ MORE…

Farmville-like game raises money for Hurricane Sandy victims
It may well have been several months since Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast of the US last year, but restoring the destruction it caused is still ongoing. Repair The Rockaways is a new platform that gamifies the donation process to charities rebuilding communities in the affected area. READ MORE…

Farmville-like game raises money for Hurricane Sandy victims

It may well have been several months since Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast of the US last year, but restoring the destruction it caused is still ongoing. Repair The Rockaways is a new platform that gamifies the donation process to charities rebuilding communities in the affected area. READ MORE…