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Gamification. Some Differences Between Experts and Novices. Harrisburg Presentation Resources Here are some resources from my presentation in Harrisburg.

Some Differences Between Experts and Novices

Three Thoughts on #Games & #Gamification. Harrisburg Presentation Resources Here are some resources from my presentation in Harrisburg.

Three Thoughts on #Games & #Gamification

Defining and Exploring Gamification from Karl Kapp Here is some additional information. Articles and Blog Entries of Interest 8 Types of Stories to Effect Change Storytelling and Instructional Design Eight Game Elements to Make Learning More Intriguing Games, Gamification and the Quest for Learner Engagement Gamification, […] Continue Reading → 2014 DOE Symposium Conference Resources Here are my resources for the 2014 DOE Symposium Conference. Continue Reading → Great fun at ITEAA Conference & Introduction of Exciting Game-Based Learning Modules Last week I had a chance to attend the ITEAA Conference which is the conference of the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association. Continue Reading → Galactic Arms Race (GAR) What Is the Future of Gamification? [Survey] Since Seth Priebatsch's keynote at this year's SXSW, excitement about adding a "game layer" to the world - liberating games from their traditional place on a computer screen and imposing game-like, social and situational constraints onto the real world (largely through mobile apps) - has positively erupted.

What Is the Future of Gamification? [Survey]

There's been considerable interest from businesses across industries, educators, social innovators and techies alike. Latitude Research (which partnered with ReadWriteWeb last year on a study about kids and future Web technology) has launched a new study on The Future of Gaming - they want to hear fresh perspectives from both game enthusiasts and non-gamers. What do you think the role of games will (or should) be in the future? Can they motivate and inspire people to reach personal or societal goals? 5 Predictions for Game Mechanics in 2011. Gabe Zichermann is the author of the critically acclaimed book Game-Based Marketing (Wiley, 2010), the upcoming Gamification by Design (O’Reilly, 2011) and blogs at

5 Predictions for Game Mechanics in 2011

He’s also the chair of the January Gamification Summit in San Francisco. Mashable Readers are invited to attend with a special discount by using the code GSMASH11 at Game Mechanics. In this past Sunday’s Wall St.

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Journal, Farhad Manjoo had a piece on gamification in the workplace. It begins… Envision that every one of your professional endeavors was meticulously tracked and measured in points, that there were levels to complete and you were given prizes for excellence. That every workplace action provided a tangible sensation of winning or losing as part of a system engineered to keep you addicted, thrilled to come back every morning. I attempted to do just that back in 2012. PSFK Future of Gaming Report. The twenty-first century will be gamified, or it will not. GM4C. Game Mechanics.

Harvard Researchers Find A Creative Way To Make Incentives Work. Incentives are all the rage: employee bonus pay, app badges, student grades, and even lunch with President Obama.

Harvard Researchers Find A Creative Way To Make Incentives Work

Despite their widespread use, most research finds that incentives are terrible at improving performance in the long-run on anything but mindless rote tasks, because the fixation on prizes clouds our creative thinking (video explanation below). However, a new Harvard study of teachers found that a novel approach to incentives could dramatically improve student performance: give teachers a reward upfront and threaten to take it away if performance doesn’t actually improve. Exploiting the so-called “loss-aversion” tendency could open the door to creative incentivizing for software designers and managers. Harvard University’s Ronald Fryer and his colleagues explain that, in education, pay-for-performance has a dismal record of improving student outcomes. However, humans process loss differently gain. The research holds exciting possibilities for business.

Game mechanics. Game mechanics are constructs of rules intended to produce a game or gameplay.

Game mechanics

All games use mechanics; however, theories and styles differ as to their ultimate importance to the game. In general, the process and study of game design, or ludology, are efforts to come up with game mechanics that allow for people playing a game to have an engaging, but not necessarily fun, experience. What is Gamification. If you want to make Gamification actionable, Check out my Complete Gamification Framework called Octalysis and Video Lecturer Series.

What is Gamification

For those who been following my blog regularly, its pretty apparent that I have been writing heavily into the topic of Gamification. This may be an unfamiliar word for many of you. What is Gamification? This post is a quick overview to explain what is Gamification about and clear up a great deal of misconceptions in the industry. Octalysis: Complete Gamification Framework. (This is the Gamification Framework that I am most known for.

Octalysis: Complete Gamification Framework

Within a year, it was translated into 9 different languages and became classic teaching literature in the gamification space in the US, Europe, Australia and South America.) Octalysis: Complete Gamification Framework Gamification is design that places the most emphasis on human motivation in the process. In essence, it is Human-Focused Design (as opposed to “function-focused design”). Most processes design around function and efficiency – they try to get the job done as quickly as possible. The ten rules of gamification. Gamification may have been the buzzword of 2010, but its influence shows no sign of abating in 2011.

The ten rules of gamification

It is a term derided by game designers, misunderstood by brands and unknown to consumers. So as you set out to “gamify” your business, what are the cardinal rules of gamification? 1. Gamify your business - game-mechanics and game-dynamics. 27 Dec 2010 The process of gamification is based on the integration of typical game components into websites, online communities, content portals or business services and, in general, others non-gaming contexts.

But what kind of techniques is needed to obtain the desired results? Gamification Study. 7 Winning Examples of Game Mechanics in Action. Gabe Zichermann is the author of Gamification by Design and chair of the upcoming Gamification Summit NYC, where top leaders in the field - such as those profiled here - get together to share insight, key metrics and best practices. Mashable readers are invited to register with special savings at using code MASH10. Octalysis: an Actionable Gamification Framework from an Industry Pioneer. In the past 9 years that I have been working in Gamification (I remember the old awkward days of telling people “I specialize in making your products game-like” only to hear back, “Why would our customers want to play games?”)

, I’ve seen many attempts of Gamification that only turn out to be gimmicky, unsustainable, and simply adding no value nor ROI to products. As Gamification is becoming the hot buzzword these days, more and more agencies are slapping on the word “Gamification” as one of their expertise, even though many of them have never truly dived deep into a game before. Just like “creating a Twitter profile and a Facebook Page” was what many did for Social Media Marketing a few years back, right now company’s are throwing PBLs – points, badges, and leaderboards – everywhere without remembering that most games have PBLs in them too, but only a small selection of games are actually fun. Games are not fun because they have PBLs. They’re fun because they appeal to our Core Drives.

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How to Use Game Mechanics to Reward Your Customers. There's a green card. Then there's silver, gold, and platinum. And then there's the Centurion—the black American Express card. Gamification main mechanisms. Best Practices: Applying The Seven Deadly Sins To Successful Gamification. Published on February 23, 2011 by R "Ray" Wang The Seven Deadly Sins Draws On The Dark Arts Conversations with game designers and gamification experts over the past month highlight how important design should appeal to the human spirit. The Power of Virtual Gifts in a Gamified World « Strategic Synergy. Welcome to Flow in Games.

Gameful. Main Page - Gameful. GAMEFUL, a Secret HQ for Worldchanging Game Developers by Jane McGonigal. As a planet, we spend 3 billion hours a week playing computer and videogames. That’s a LOT of time -- enough to change our lives, and probably save the world (the real world) while we’re at it. Game Development. List of game engines. Game Development Tools & Game Engines. SCVNGR's Secret Game Mechanics Playdeck.

Some companies keep a playbook of product tips, tricks and trade secrets. Zynga has an internal playbook, for instance, that is a collection of “concepts, techniques, know-how and best practices for developing successful and distinctive social games”. 101 Game Design Principles for Social Media. Core Concepts of Gamification.

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