Researchers


Alberto Mora

Visiting Ph.D. Student, Gamification Elements

Alberto was a Ph.D. student at the Open University Of Catalonia, Spain, under the supervision of Dr. Joan Arnedo and Dr. Carina González, and a visiting researcher at the HCI Games Group. He holds a M.Sc in education and teacher training from the University of La Rioja and he is a computer engineer from the University of La Laguna. His main interests include gamification design in the field of learning environments, healthcare, and wellness. His thesis is titled "A framework for agile design of gamification services". Before starting his academic career, he has worked for several years as a software developer and IT consultant/manager, as well as a high school and vocational degree instructor.

Projects


Publications

Year 2019


Empirical Validation of the Gamification User Types Hexad Scale in English and Spanish

Gustavo F. Tondello, Alberto Mora, Andrzej Marczewski, and Lennart E. Nacke. 2019. Empirical Validation of the Gamification User Types Hexad Scale in English and Spanish. In International Journal of Human-Computer Studies 127: 95-111. Elsevier. doi:10.1016/j.ijhcs.2018.10.002

The quest for a better tailoring of gameful design: An analysis of player type preferences

Alberto Mora, Gustavo F. Tondello, Laura Calvet, Carina González, Joan Arnedo-Moreno, and Lennart E. Nacke. 2019. The quest for a better tailoring of gameful design: An analysis of player type preferences. In Proceedings of the XX International Conference on Human Computer Interaction - Interacción '19. ACM. doi:10.1145/3335595.3335625

Year 2018


Effect of personalized gameful design on student engagement

Alberto Mora, Gustavo F. Tondello, Lennart E. Nacke, and Joan Arnedo-Moreno. 2018. Effect of personalized gameful design on student engagement. In Proceedings of the IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference - EDUCON 2018. Tenerife, Spain. IEEE.

Year 2017


Elements of Gameful Design Emerging from User Preferences

Gustavo F. Tondello, Alberto Mora, and Lennart E. Nacke. 2017. Elements of Gameful Design Emerging from User Preferences. In Proceedings of the 2017 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play - CHI PLAY '17. Amsterdam, Netherlands. ACM, 129-142. doi:10.1145/3116595.3116627