Gamfiying Your Research

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


WCAIR PE Manager Ali Floyd was asked by the Heriot Watt Engage team to deliver a talk as part of their SEP-Net series, which brings together people from across the University who are interested in engagement – mostly academics.

We decided to focus the session on gamification, running a highly interactive session for the 13 participants. We shared some key examples of game mechanics, as well as the games we have developed in-house and what we have learned from them. These included:

Drug Discovery Snakes and Ladders
Heterocyle dobble
Heal the World
Diagnosis: Kidnapped!

We will continue to work with the HW team – they are very interested in our annual reports, how we get our content on Pure etc, so that may be an area where we can provide leadership and inspiration.
Period29 Apr 2024
Held atHeriot-Watt University, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionLocal


  • gamification
  • game based learning
  • public engagement
  • Practice-training-research networks