Gamification

The Collaborative Data Literacy Game: 
A Conversation with Simon Bullmore

Removing the silos and collaborating on data projects in organizations are crucial parts of the data literacy programs. Games can be an effective means to bring this understanding to teams. In this episode, we talked to Simon Bullmore about Datopolis, the board game that was designed by the Open Data Institute. As you play the game, you need to collaborate with other players to maintain the health of the fictional city of Sheridan while plotting your path to victory.

A facilitated Datopolis session stimulates lively debate, learning, and action. Complex concepts like data strategy, data infrastructure, and the data spectrum are brought to life through collaborative gameplay, negotiation, and decision making. This sparks new insights and helps players think about data differently. It’s a fun way to catalyze change.

Read more about Datopolis on Mission Drive’s website:

There is a fantastic article about gamified data literacy learning experience on Mission Drive’s blog:

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Gamified Learning: A Conversation with Fi Gordon

In this episode of the Data Literates, you will hear from Fi Gordon. If you are a member of the data viz fam, you know Fi for sure. Fi’s energy and charisma are contagious. We had a ton of fun talking to her about her successful implementation of The Tableau Quest at CommSec. The Tableau Quest is a gamified data literacy program to improve speed to insights, increase adoption of Tableau, and expand the awareness around the art of possible with data.
Here is a link to The Tableau Quest:
https://www.vizchic.com/tableauquest/
 Learn more about Fi and what she is up to: