Mindergie: A Pervasive Learning Game for Pro-environmental Behaviour at the Workplace

  • Marco Kalz
  • Dirk Börner
  • Stefaan Ternier
  • Marcus Specht


This chapter reports about a pervasive learning game to increase the environmental awareness and pro-environmental behaviour at the workplace. Based on a discussion of the theoretical background and related work, we introduce the game design and game elements. Results of a formative evaluation study are presented and discussed. Results show that incentive mechanisms are less important than challenging game components that involve employees in proposing solutions for energy conservation at the workplace. Conclusions are drawn for future games and energy conservation activities at the workplace.


Ecological Footprint Environmental Consciousness Game Design Game Engine Game Element 
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This project has been partially funded by a SURFnet innovation grant for sustainable ICT solutions and partially by the Welten Institute – Research Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology of the Open University of the Netherlands.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marco Kalz
    • 1
  • Dirk Börner
    • 1
  • Stefaan Ternier
    • 1
  • Marcus Specht
    • 2
  1. 1.Welten InstituteOpen University of the NetherlandsHeerlenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Welten InstituteOpen Universiteit of the NetherlandsHeerlenThe Netherlands

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