Health Points
Episode 3: Shivani Lamba – ‘Story First, Science Second’

Episode 3: Shivani Lamba – ‘Story First, Science Second’

July 21, 2021

We’re joined by Shivani, the Founder and CEO of Bright lobe, an organisation on a mission to promote health physical and psychological developmental outcomes in children, through games and toys.

In this episode we talk about educational games for neuro development and cognitive testing, the importance of crafting entertaining experiences, speaking to human nature through integrate narratives and the ethics of addictive game mechanics.

Shivani has a background in computer science, neuroscience and software development, with previous roles implementing web and mobile platforms including STEM public engagement and financial broadsheets. 

 

https://brightlobe.com/

Episode 2: Victoria Ichizli-Bartels – Life Self-Gamification

Episode 2: Victoria Ichizli-Bartels – Life Self-Gamification

July 7, 2021

In the second Health Points episode, we are joined by author and ‘life gamer', Victoria Ichizli-Bartels. Victoria is the author of 21 books, with ten of them focusing on turning life activities into games. In this episode, we explore turning everyday tasks into fun habits using underpinning game mechanics and highlighting the need for kind gamification principles.

Bio: Victoria is an author of 21 books (and counting) and an instructor, coach, and consultant in the area of Self-Gamification.

https://www.victoriaichizlibartels.com/gameful-habits/

 

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Episode 1: Adrian Hon - Zombies, Run!

Episode 1: Adrian Hon - Zombies, Run!

June 10, 2021

In the first Health Points episode we are joined by the Founder and CEO of SixtoStart which delivers the award-winning story-based running app Zombies, Run! Adrian Hon talks about how creating a narrative is a powerful tool that can encourage more active behaviours and the role of gamification in creating healthy behaviours. 

 

https://zombiesrungame.com/

https://www.sixtostart.com/

 

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