Preparing for the Post-Covid Resistance

How bad is the Covid-19 Corona Virus So there are two issues to consider here: 1) virus/health/quanantine (natural disaster)2) lockdown/economy/social unrest (man-caused issue) For (1) the question is how bad is it and are the human actions overreacting. If you look at this graph, if countries don’t take extreme measures, it grows radically fast. With … Read more

Examples of Gamified Crowdsourcing

Crowdsourcing is a method of effective community participation that harnesses the collective wisdom, contributions, and capabilities of large numbers of people (i.e. “crowd” in crowdsourcing). Crowdsourcing has been used to order, improve, and address complex real-world and virtual challenges. Some of these applications are in the areas of: innovation and creativity Building accurate and broad … Read more

Points, Badges, Leaderboards – Part 2 of 3

Last week we discussed how behavioral design goes much further than the widely used Points, Badges and Leaderboards. It is, instead, about the right implementation of the right Game Technique at the right time and place, that makes for a successful design, and an engaging experience. However, points, badges, and leaderboards can be a powerful … Read more

Points, Badges, Leaderboards – Part 3 of 3

The past two weeks we’ve discussed how behavioral design goes beyond the widely used points, badges and leaderboards. We discussed how dots and badges can be a powerful addition to your design If used correctly. This week we’ll talk about how to make leaderboards (GT #3) a more engaging experience when implemented correctly. Photo by … Read more

Octalysis: Complete Gamification Framework – Yu-kai Chou

This post is a high-level introduction to Octalysis, the Gamification Framework I created after more than 17 years of Gamification research and and Behavioral Design study. Within a year of publication, Octalysis was organically translated into 16 languages and became required literature in Gamification instruction worldwide. What is Gamification? Gamification is design that places the … Read more

What is Gamification

If you want to make Gamification actionable, Check out my Complete Gamification Framework called Octalysis. What is Gamification? What is Gamification? This may be an unfamiliar word for many of you. As a leading author and pioneer of the industry (since 2003), I’m here to help you grasp the promise of gamification and clear up … Read more