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Gamification: the Impact of Video Games on Society

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Transversal Subjects Gamification: the Impact of Video Games on Society

Do you want to enter the video game and gamification industry in a fun way?

Video games are the fastest-growing cultural industry in the last 20 years, and gamification is a trend that has impacted many areas of society, such as education, human resources, health, sports, business management, etc. The objective of this subject is to globally observe this form of leisure, its social impact over the last 50 years.

We will learn to have a basic notion of how they are designed and what may be the possible job opportunities that they can offer to different professional profiles. All this with a participatory, playful methodology and without the need to know how to program or other prior knowledge. In addition, we will play a lot, as you can imagine.


Learning Goals


  • Understand what a video game is, gamification and its typologies.
  • Learn about its history and social impact, as well as play relevant video games in the classroom.
  • Research professional profiles and their possibilities as a job opportunity.
  • Learn some design strategies from a conceptual point of view for their application in other subjects.
  • Enjoy while acquiring knowledge.

Subject Contents

Gamification: the Impact of Video Games on Society

  • Module 1: Video game definition and types
  • Module 2: Social history of the video game
  • Module 3: Industry and job opportunities
  • Module 4: Creation and design of video games
  • Module 5: Prototyping and value testing
  • Module 6: Applied Video Games, Serious Games
  • Module 7: Gamification, or video games attack large companies.
  • Module 8: Ethics: violence, addiction and video games

Professor

Carlos González Tardón Professor of Gamification: the Impact of Video Games on Society

Carlos González Tardón