Are you a startup online entrepreneur or mobile app developer? A student or professional in education, marketing, web design or HR? If yes, gamification is either already a highlighted skill on your resume or tops your “to-learn list”. Here are two excellent opportunities to get introduced to the theoretical framework, best practices, benefits and challenges associated with gamification by two of its most prominent pioneers – Kevin Werbach and Yu-Kai Chou.
They came to gamification with a love of games and a fascination with their power to motivate and inspire, to instill passion, perseverance, and a sense of community. Gamification evangelists, theorists and practitioners Jane McGonigal, Yu-Kai Chou and Andrzej Marczewski have put their expert knowledge of game design and mechanics in the service of this new “discipline” driven by the ambition to harness the huge potential of games for good. What have they been up to lately? Continue reading What’s Up #24: The Latest From Our Favorite Gamification Gurus
In gamification news: the top 9 gamification elements of a top gamifier; the scientific foundation of another top gamifier’s framework; the gamification of a news item; a good reminder on how to succeed in gamified corporate learning; 5 gamified components for your app; and the question of the week: Why should young researchers push for gamification? Continue reading What’s up #11
It’s the huge fad of the past weeks. Even though it’s a game and not a gamification process, we can find in Pokemon Go many mechanics that “gamifiers” should take inspiration from! Continue reading Pokemon Go: A good model to follow in gamification
Learn gamification in a gamified way. Here is a project by Yu-Kai Chou, one of the most influential gamification specialists, via a crowdfunding campaign. The goal has been reached less than one day after the project was launched! Continue reading Octalysis Prime, the new project by Yu-Kai Chou
Gamification is a recent field that has been the target of much criticism from game designers. We must admit that there are more fails than success stories. But today most of what was held against it has been resolved. Continue reading Is Gamification Really ‘Bullshit’?