Non-Degree / Dates: 16-20 July 2018

Gamification: Creating interesting, interactive and fun content from the mundane.

What is Gamification? What examples of gamification already exist? How do you gamify something? In this course, the concept and nature of gamification is introduced, and in the second part teams will develop their own projects, from an idea, through design, to working prototype. Topics covered during this course:

– Introducing participants
– The nature of gamification and gamification design process
– Examples of gamification
– Generating and selecting ideas for gamification.
– Forming teams and dividing roles
– Designing challenges
– Designing intrinsic motivators
– Designing extrinsic motivators
– Design of feedback and progress
– Incorporation of entertaining elements
– Other game elements
– Prototype development
– Prototype presentation and testing

Why this course?

* The knowledge on using game-design elements and game principles is useful in many fields, including business, marketing, education etc.
* You get to develop your idea into a working prototype.


Classes take place from Monday to Friday 10:00-16:00.

Example schedule (2017)

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Associate Professor Martin Sillaots is teaching Game Design, Computer Graphic and Research Methods in Tallinn University. He is a partner of serious games projects like: SELEAG, siLang, EcoHouse, Change Management and member of Network of Serious Games ‐ SEGAN. He is a co-founder of the Gamrilla game startup.


This course is suitable for all people who are interested in adding game elements in to nongame environment.

Credit points

Upon full participation and completion of course work students will be awarded 2 ECTS points and a certificate of completion.

Course fee

Student DiscountNon-Student
Early-Bird Course Fee (until March 31, 2018)200€250€
Regular Course Fee (after March 31, 2018)250€300€

NB! Accommodation, cultural programme and meals are not included in the price.


General Contact (Registration, accommodation, cultural programme, etc):

Information about the course content: Martin Sillaots –