69 people attend IT theme evening on “Gamification and Games in Saarland”.

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Gamification is the use of typical elements of a game in a context other than that of a computer game. The application of this concept is as colorful as its definition is dry. The same applies to research on this subject. Both take place in the Saarland. This is why the IT theme evening on November 7 introduced top regional thinkers behind it. 69 people accepted the invitation to the Visualization Center of the German Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) on the Saarland Informatics Campus.

Professor André Miede from the Saarland University of Applied Sciences not only gave the introduction, but also revealed how he uses gamification to motivate his students during his lectures. Pascal Lessel of DFKI presented current results of his research on individualized gamification. Felix Klein, whose game “CrossCode” is regarded as the flagship of the Saarland games industry, and Jasmin Pfeifer, developer of the game “DigTales”, represented the regional games community and reported on what is still lacking in terms of funding.

The IT theme evening is part of the Technology Transfer Saar initiative and is organized by saaris, the contact point for knowledge and technology transfer at Saarland University, the Saarland Competence Center for Computer Science, fitt and DFKI. /gb

Die Öffentlichkeitsarbeit am Saarland Informatics Campus wird unterstützt durch das Kompetenzzentrum Informatik Saarland, gefördert aus Mitteln des Europäischen Fonds für regionale Entwicklung (EFRE) und Mitteln der Staatskanzlei Saarland.

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