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

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A Big House Event supported by Creative Quarter & delivered by Ideas in Play

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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.


Registration from 5.30pm with the event starting at 5.45pm. We aim to finish by 8.45pm. Refreshments will be provided.


This event is free but you must be enrolled with The Big House. Space is limited. Make sure to book your ticket today to guarantee your place. 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 Big House events are free to you because they are funded – however, there is a cost attached to them for us and we are a not-for-profit organisation. So, if you have registered to come, your place will have been paid for. Our events are popular and we often have a waiting list. With this in mind, if for any reason you are unable to attend please cancel your event on Eventbrite as soon as possible to enable someone else to take your place.


If you have any questions and/or would like any further information about this event, please contact the Events team at or telephone 0115 710 0107.


You must be eligible to enrol with The Big House to attend this workshop. The Big House programme supports pre-start, start-up, growth & SMEs in the Creative or Digital sectors across Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire. If you are not already enrolled with us, you will find the appropriate form at Please download and complete the form and bring it with you to the event (in colour please), as it will be required when signing in. If you do not work in the Creative or Digital sectors, you will not be able to enrol or access this training - please email info & we can refer you to another partner for support.

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NB: We will be documenting the event. If you do not wish to be included in images or videos that may be used later for marketing purposes, please let us know beforehand.

This project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014 - 2020

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Thursday 30th May 2019

17:30pm - 20:30pm GMT

THiNK NG Meeting Space
Cobden Chambers
England, NG1 2ED, United Kingdom

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