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Postdoc (3 years) @ Gamification Group @ TUT (H2020–Marie Curie IF)

In summary:

  • Gamification Group backed up by Tampere University of Technology will jointly develop a competitive MSCA IF proposal with the applicant
  • The applicant is offered paid trip (1 week) to Tampere, Finland to prepare the application
  • Tampere University of Technology is committed to fund a salaried third year on top of the MSCA IF funding

Tampere University of Technology (TUT) is committed to fund in addition to the two years of the fellowship a third year for successfully completed European Fellowships (in the Gamification Group (GG) / Pervasive Computing lead by Dr. Juho Hamari).

To help apply for MSCA IF funding, we offer a fully funded stay of up to one week at TUT to Experienced Researchers invited to meet the Gamification Group/Juho Hamari at TUT. The University’s Research Services facilitate the visit. The stay aims to jointly develop a competitive MSCA IF-proposal and the applicant will receive professional coaching in proposal writing.

Researchers interested to perform their research at GG/TUT should verify that they fulfil the respective eligibility criteria and then send an Expression of Interest as soon as possible (but no later than 15th of June), by email to: preaward@tut.fi and juho.hamari@tut.fi with the following reference: “MSCA IF “your lastname“. You can also make inquiries to Juho Hamari beforehand about the research group and possible research topics – juho.hamari@tut.fi

Expression of Interest must be in PDF-format and consist of a CV adhering to the MSCA IF format, a one-page summary of the research proposal (see below) and information that you are planning to conduct research in the Gamification Group/Juho Hamari

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How to gamify? A method for designing gamification

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During recent years the enhancement of information technology via design features borrowed from (video) games, also known as “gamification”, has become a notable development both in academia and industry. Gamification primarily aims at increasing users’ positive motivations towards given activities or use of technology, and thereby, increasing the quantity and quality of the output of the given activities. Business analysts suggest that more than half of all organizations will have gamified parts of their processes by 2015 (Gartner 2011; IEEE 2014). In the academic realm, several studies in various contexts have shown that gamification can be an effective approach to increase motivation and engage users or participants in a given activity (see e.g. Hamari et al. 2014; Morschheuser et al. 2016 for reviews).

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