Gamification, serious game

Gamification, serious game

Gamification is the application of game-design elements and game principles in non-game contexts.

We believe in the power of games and we use it in real situations, to increase effectivity in business processes. When we were children we learnt life lessons through games, but unfortunately when we became adults we forgot how to play in order to learn.

The 1st Floor challenge is our first course that teaches through gamification, but one of our goals for the next three years is to add gamification to other courses, so that people are more involved in the learning process.

Take a look to gamification through The 1st Floor Challenge

The 1st Floor Challenge (T1FC) consists of a real Project Management situation in which each team builds a Drone, with the objective of applying Project Management, Sustainability and Design Thinking methodologies in an integrated way. This is considered an excellent team building activity.

We are very happy with the results, until now we were present in 5 cities (Aveiro, Porto, Lisboa, Lyon, Panamá), for a total of 207 participants, and have done a total of 36 projects.

One of our strengths is that we don’t use a computing game for learning, we use a real project for that.

Gamification, is not only an excellent technique for the learning process, but also for changing people’s habits. For this reason, it’s been interesting to see the increasing use of Gamification for engaging with staff and external stakeholders over the past few years, with astounding results.

If used correctly, it’s a powerful tool. It could even change the world. Any idea how?

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A Warm Welcome: Meet Ewelina!

A Warm Welcome: Meet Ewelina!

There’s a new member on our team! We’re happy to introduce you to Ewelina, our new Marketing Intern.

Ewelina decided to join us in Emeteclass’s headquarters as a part of her Erasmus experience here in Aveiro.
She’s cheerful and full of new ideas, and already working hard with us on The 1st Floor Challenge Project.

Hopefully, she’ll help us improve our drone flying skills soon.

Welcome, Ewelina!

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Creta: Nuestra Oficina Por Una Semana

Este año hicimos nuestra aventura de mover la oficina por una semana en Creta. Creta es la isla más grande de Grecia y se encuentra situada en el sur del mar Egeo. Tiene una población de más de 600.000 habitantes y una superficie de 8 336 km². Creta fue el centro de la Civilización Minoica, que es considerada la más antigua civilización de la que se tengan registros en Europa.

El Reto

Mover la oficina es siempre un gran reto. Esta vez escogimos mudarnos dos veces, una para la parte izquierda de la isla en Chania, y después para la parte derecha de la isla en Elounda. Trabajar, colaborar, divertirnos y conocer la isla era nuestro plan.

La Aventura

La aventura comenzó con algunos problemas, el avión salió tarde 3 horas de Porto, y perdimos la conexión que teníamos de Barcelona a Chania. Huelgas y problemas en el aeropuerto hicieron que llegáramos a nuestro destino un día más tarde, era sábado, los cliente no se vieron afectados, pero nosotros habíamos perdido un día entero de diversión.

Llegamos a Chania el sábado en la noche. Durante el Domingo preparamos todo para empezar el lunes nuestro trabajo sin interrupción, y así lo hicimos … Nos encantó tanto Chania, que después, durante nuestra estadia en Elounda, decidimos volver a visitarla. Chania es muy linda, muy característica de la cultura de Creta, y queda a una hora de la playa de Elafonisi, y de la playa de Bahía de Balos, dos lugares que no hay que perder.

Creta, Chania: Una foto de la vista de nuestra oficina por una semana
Creta, Chania: Una foto de la vista de nuestra oficina por una semana.

Durante la semana fuimos a Elounda, nuestra nueva oficina, a tres horas de Chania. Habíamos dejado cosas por hacer y tuvimos que hacerlas al día siguiente…. Después de llegar, preparamos todo, respondimos a algunos emails, y nos fuimos a cenar.

Lindos paisajes, playas espectaculares, y buena comida definieron nuestra estadía. Mover la oficina para un lugar diferente cada año es siempre una experiencia a repetir!

¿Y ahora qué?

Está abierta la elección del próximo destino, los requisitos son siempre los mismos: un lugar seguro, tener conexión a Internet y buenos sitios para comer.

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Software Factory: Developing A Trading Platform From Scratch!

Software Factory: Developing A Trading Platform From Scratch

The sharing economy model is an actual trend, with several well known providers pushing it. Such a model requires the existence of a trading platform, that has to be, at the same time, scalable, secure, and reliable. A must have functionality of any trading platform is the one that tries to maximise the outcomes of the people that are sharing and the ones that are looking for resources. Without that maximising match functionality, sellers and buyers (or lenders and borrowers) will be lost in a huge blue ocean of possibilities.

Here at Emeteclass we are helping one of our clients to grow, by developing a trading platform from scratch, totally focused on the client’s needs. The application includes the resources enrolment process, the request definition and a smart algorithm that matches the requests with the offered resources, while maximising the utilisation of the resources.

As usual, we are following an Agile methodology – Scrum – to guarantee the involvement of the interested stakeholders since the initial stages. Such an approach is fundamental to have a user-centric application that simplifies and optimizes the entire process.

We offer a full-cycle custom software development, from requirements elicitation to product design and development, quality assurance testing and deployment. We follow an offshore development team paradigm while adapt to customer’s own working standards. We have developed successful applications and services for a huge range of industries. Contact us

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