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Vahlo, Jukka; Tuuri, Kai; Välisalo, Tanja

Exploring Gameful Motivation of Autonomous Learners

In: Frontiers in Psychology, vol. 13, 2022, ISSN: 1664-1078.

Journal article Open access

Abstract | Links | Tags: Autonomous learner, Engagement, Games, Motivation, Motives, Online learning, Playfulness, Self-determination


Masek, Leland; Stenros, Jaakko

The Meaning of Playfulness: A Review of the Contemporary Definitions of the Concept across Disciplines.

In: ELUDAMOS, vol. 12, iss. 1, pp. 13-37, 2021, ISSN: 1866-6124.

Journal article Open access

Abstract | Links | Tags: Engagement, Literature review, Meta-synthesis, Play, Playful, Playfulness

Koskinen, Elina; Meriläinen, Mikko

Social Playfulness—Memorable Family Co-play Experiences with Pokémon GO

In: Spanellis, Agnessa; Harviainen, J. Tuomas (Ed.): Transforming Society and Organizations through Gamification, pp. 247-270, Springer International, 2021, ISBN: 9783030682064.

Book chapter

Abstract | Links | Tags: Family, Location-based game, Player experience, Playfulness, Pokémon Go


Ferrer-Conill, Raul; Foxman, Maxwell; Jones, Janet; Sihvonen, Tanja; Siitonen, Marko

Playful Approaches to News Engagement

In: Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, vol. 26, iss. 3, pp. 457-469, 2020, ISBN: 1354-8565.

Journal article Open access

Abstract | Links | Tags: Engagement, Games, Gamification, Institutional logics, Journalism, Ludic, News, Newsgames, Playfulness


Friman, Usva; Turtiainen, Riikka

Playing the CrossFit Open 2018

In: Well Played, vol. 8, iss. 3, pp. 33-63, 2019, ISSN: 2164-344X.

Journal article Open access

Abstract | Links | Tags: CrossFit, Gamefulness, Playfulness, Sports

Mäyrä, Frans; Tyni, Heikki

Transmedial Playthings: Games, Toys and Playful Engagement in Storyworlds

In: Coelsch-Foisner, Sabine; Herzog, Christopher (Ed.): Transmedialisierung, pp. 413-430, Universitätsverlag Winter, 2019.

Book chapter Open access

Links | Tags: Playfulness, Toys, Transmedia

Stenros, Jaakko

Guided by Transgression: Defying Norms as an Integral Part of Play

In: Jørgensen, Kristine; Karlsen, Faltin (Ed.): Transgression in Games and Play, pp. 13-25, The MIT Press, 2019, ISBN: 9780262038652.

Book chapter

Tags: Play, Playfulness, Transgressive play


Leorke, Dale

Playful Approaches to the Smart City — Is There a Role for Fun and Games?

In: 2018.

Publication for professional or general audience Open access

Links | Tags: Playfulness, Smart city, Urban policy