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Gaming app wins $5000 Dymocks Innovation challenge

An app that ‘gamifies’ reading and encourages literacy development has won the University of Sydney’s second Dymocks Innovation challenge.

Stephanie Ryan and Swetha Das won the $5000 prize for their DymQuest app, which Dymocks managing director Steve Cox said was a ‘standout’ among the presentations for its insights into the motivations of young readers.

‘DymQuest showed clear understanding of Dymocks core values and the importance of early literacy,’ said Cox. ‘Their creative approach in using digital technology and reward-based learning offered a different way to engage young Booklovers both instore and online.’

The teams of undergraduate students had 10 weeks to collaborate on ideas to give the Dymocks’ customers ‘an improved experience that is more relevant in today’s world of rapidly changing technologies’.

 

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