Posted in July 2012

Exclusive Happy Moth! Preview

There will be an exclusive preview of Happy Moth! available Monday July 16th! Citizen Sort is a research project at Syracuse University. The group is designing three video games to encourage participation in citizen science. The games range from tool like to game like. The video game Happy Match! is in the middle. It is … Continue reading

Educate and Game

Citizen Sort is a research project at Syracuse University. The project has multiple goals to help scientists, ecologists and human computer interaction researchers. The three video games Citizen Sort designed also focus on creating an entertaining gaming experience for the users. Citizen Sort is different than most other citizen science projects because the volunteer tasks … Continue reading

Why Citizen Science?

What Citizen Science is emerging all around us. There are citizen science projects for animals, plants, insects, roadkill, rivers and much more. The projects are clear of what you should do, some ask you to take photographs or record data. But why should you? What are the benefits of citizen science? In short: several. Firstly, … Continue reading

Gamify for Good

Gamification. The word is working its way into everyday speech. From businesses helping new employees¬† to¬† corporations trying to build an audience, gamification is a rewarding and effective way to engage. Gamification is the use of game mechanics, such as points and badges, in software that itself isn’t actually a game. The appeal to gamify … Continue reading