Researchers


Gustavo Fortes Tondello

Ph.D. Student, Personalized Health Gamification

Gustavo Tondello is a Ph.D. student at the University of Waterloo under supervision of Dr. Lennart Nacke and Dr. Daniel Vogel, researcher at the HCI Games Group, and research lead of the International Gamification Federation. His main interests include gamification and games for health and learning. His research focuses on the design and personalization of gameful applications. He earned his M.Sc. in Computer Science and his B.Sc. in Information Systems from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil. His recent publications include works on player and user motivations in games and gameful applications, as well as frameworks and approaches to designing personalized gameful applications and serious games. He periodically blogs about gamification for the HCI Games Group, the ACM XRDS magazine, and on his personal blog, Gameful Bits. Before coming to Canada, Gustavo worked for several years as a Software Engineer in Brazil. Gustavo is also a Logosophy researcher affiliated to the Logosophical Foundation of Brazil and North America.

Projects


Publications

Year 2017


A Framework and Taxonomy of Videogame Playing Preferences

Gustavo F. Tondello, Rina R. Wehbe, Rita Orji, Giovanni Ribeiro, and Lennart E. Nacke. 2017. A Framework and Taxonomy of Videogame Playing Preferences. In Proceedings of the 2017 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play - CHI PLAY '17. Amsterdam, Netherlands. ACM. doi:10.1145/3116595.3116629

Applying Gameful Design Heuristics

Gustavo F. Tondello and Lennart E. Nacke. 2017. Applying Gameful Design Heuristics. In Proceeding of the 2017 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI 2017. Denver, CO, USA. ACM, 1209-1212. doi:10.1145/3027063.3027116

CLEVER: A Gameful Enterprise Learning System

Dominic Elm, Gustavo F. Tondello, and Lennart E. Nacke. 2017. CLEVER: A Gameful Enterprise Learning System. In 1st International Workshop on Gamification and Games for Learning. Tenerife, Spain. ULL. Online: https://riull.ull.es/xmlui/handle/915/4783

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. doi:10.1145/3116595.3116627

Incentives and Gamification

Yannai A. Gonczarowski and Gustavo F. Tondello. 2017. Incentives and Gamification. In XRDS: Crossroads, The ACM Magazine for Students 24, 1: 9-11. ACM. doi:10.1145/3123766

Positive Gaming: Workshop on Gamification and Games for Wellbeing

Gustavo F. Tondello, Rita Orji, Kellie Vella, Daniel Johnson, Marierose M. M. van Dooren, and Lennart E. Nacke. 2017. Positive Gaming: Workshop on Gamification and Games for Wellbeing. In Proceedings of the 2017 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play - CHI PLAY '17 Extended Abstracts. Amsterdam, Netherlands. ACM. doi:10.1145/3130859.3131442

Recommender Systems for Personalized Gamification

Gustavo F. Tondello, Rita Orji, and Lennart E. Nacke. 2017. Recommender Systems for Personalized Gamification. In Proceedings of UMAP’17 Adjunct. Bratislava, Slovakia. ACM. doi:10.1145/3099023.3099114

UMAP 2017 Fifty Shades of Personalization - Workshop on Personalization in Serious and Persuasive Games and Gameful Interactions: Organizers’ Welcome

Elke Mattheiss, Marc Busch, Rita Orji, Gustavo F. Tondello, Andrzej Marczewski, Wolfgang Hochleitner, Michael Lankes, and Manfred Tscheligi. 2017. UMAP 2017 Fifty Shades of Personalization - Workshop on Personalization in Serious and Persuasive Games and Gameful Interactions: Organizers’ Welcome. In Proceedings of UMAP’17 Adjunct. Bratislava, Slovakia. ACM, 395-397.

Year 2016


ABOVE WATER: An Educational Game for Anxiety

Rina R. Wehbe, Diane K. Watson, Gustavo F. Tondello, Marim Ganaba, Melissa Stocco, Alvin Lee, and Lennart E. Nacke. 2016. ABOVE WATER: An Educational Game for Anxiety. In Proceedings of the 2016 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play Extended Abstracts - CHI PLAY EA '16. Austin, TX, USA. ACM. doi:10.1145/2968120.2971804

ABOVE WATER: Extending the Play Space for Health

Rina R. Wehbe, Diane K. Watson, Gustavo F. Tondello, and Lennart E. Nacke. 2016. ABOVE WATER: Extending the Play Space for Health. In Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces - ISS '16. Niagara Falls, ON, Canada. ACM. doi:10.1145/2992154.2996882

CHI PLAYGUE: A Mobile Conference Networking Game

Gustavo F. Tondello, Rina R. Wehbe, and Lennart E. Nacke. 2016. CHI PLAYGUE: A Mobile Conference Networking Game. In Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces - ISS '16. Niagara Falls, ON, Canada. ACM. doi:10.1145/2992154.2996870

CLEVER: A Trivia and Strategy Game for Enterprise Knowledge Learning

Dominic Elm, Gustavo F. Tondello, Dennis L. Kappen, Marim Ganaba, Melissa Stocco, and Lennart E. Nacke. 2016. CLEVER: A Trivia and Strategy Game for Enterprise Knowledge Learning. In Proceedings of the 2016 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play Extended Abstracts - CHI PLAY EA '16. Austin, TX, USA. ACM. doi:10.1145/2968120.2987745

CLEVER: Gamification and Enterprise Knowledge Learning

Dominic Elm, Dennis L. Kappen, Gustavo F. Tondello, and Lennart E. Nacke. 2016. CLEVER: Gamification and Enterprise Knowledge Learning. In Proceedings of the 2016 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play Extended Abstracts - CHI PLAY EA '16. Austin, TX, USA. ACM. doi:10.1145/2968120.2987745

Heuristic Evaluation for Gameful Design

Gustavo F. Tondello, Dennis L. Kappen, Elisa D. Mekler, Marim Ganaba, and Lennart E. Nacke. 2016. Heuristic Evaluation for Gameful Design. In Proceedings of the 2016 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play Extended Ebstracts - CHI PLAY EA '16. Austin, TX, USA. ACM. doi:10.1145/2968120.2987729

The Gamification User Types Hexad Scale

Gustavo F. Tondello, Rina R. Wehbe, Lisa Diamond, Marc Busch, Andrzej Marczewski, and Lennart E. Nacke. 2016. The Gamification User Types Hexad Scale. In Proceedings of the 2016 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play - CHI PLAY '16. Austin, TX, USA. ACM. doi:10.1145/2967934.2968082

“The Collecting Itself Feels Good”: Towards Collection Interfaces for Digital Game Objects

Zachary O. Toups, Nicole K. Crenshaw, Rina R. Wehbe, Gustavo F. Tondello, and Lennart E. Nacke. 2016. “The Collecting Itself Feels Good”: Towards Collection Interfaces for Digital Game Objects. In Proceedings of the 2016 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play - CHI PLAY '16. Austin, TX, USA. ACM. doi:10.1145/2967934.2968088

Year 2015


CHI PLAYGUE: A Networking Game of Emergent Sociality

Gustavo F. Tondello, Rina R. Wehbe, Samantha N. Stahlke, Amanda Leo, Rylan Koroluk, and Lennart E. Nacke. 2015. CHI PLAYGUE: A Networking Game of Emergent Sociality. In Proceedings of CHI PLAY 2015. London, United Kingdom. ACM. doi:10.1145/2793107.2810265

The HEXAD Gamification User Types Questionnaire : Background and Development Process

Lisa Diamond, Gustavo F. Tondello, Andrzej Marczewski, Lennart E. Nacke, and Manfred Tscheligi. 2015. The HEXAD Gamification User Types Questionnaire : Background and Development Process. In Workshop on Personalization in Serious and Persuasive Games and Gamified Interactions. London, UK. ACM.

Toward Understanding Why Players Value In-Game Collections

Zachary O. Toups, Gustavo F. Tondello, Rina R. Wehbe, Lennart E. Nacke, and Nicole K. Crenshaw. 2015. Toward Understanding Why Players Value In-Game Collections. In Workshop on Personalization in Serious and Persuasive Games and Gamified Interactions. London, UK. ACM.

Towards a Personalized Playful Digital Wellness Assistant

Gustavo F. Tondello, Rina R. Wehbe, and Lennart E. Nacke. 2015. Towards a Personalized Playful Digital Wellness Assistant. In Workshop on Personalization in Serious and Persuasive Games and Gamified Interactions. London, UK. ACM.

Understanding Player Attitudes Towards Digital Game Objects

Gustavo F. Tondello, Rina R. Wehbe, Zachary O. Toups, Lennart E. Nacke, and Nicole K. Crenshaw. 2015. Understanding Player Attitudes Towards Digital Game Objects. In Proceedings of CHI PLAY 2015. London, United Kingdom. ACM. doi:10.1145/2793107.2810292