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7 Rules for Gamification

I just thought as I had not written a post for a few days (researching for a couple of good ones!), I would put up my 7 rules  for gamification. Be sure that adding...

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Is it gamification if….?

This is a question I get asked all the time. Is it gamification if x,y or z.  Depending on my mood and their question, I answer a little differently at first but always end...

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Do we need Gamification?

As my mind relaxes from last weeks SAMR analysis for gamification article (which has been my most popular post ever I think!!), I got to thinking – do we need gamification, why does it...

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Randomness, Serendipity and Gamification

Recently I have been trying to write a few games, just for fun, with my daughter. There area  couple of card games and I am trying to make a single player board game. Making...

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Game Mechanics in Gamification – Revisited

Many moons ago I wrote about a massive misunderstanding in gamification around game mechanics and what they actually are. There were several lists around that said they were key game mechanics, which turned out...

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Using fantasy in gamification

Fantasy is not the sort of thing that most companies would think of first when they wanted to motivate and engage employees. It sounds a little too un-worky. If I have learned anything over...

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Have a Batman break to keep motivated.

Last Friday, I began a little experiment – Batman’s big day out. It was the start of a series of little bits of fun I will be capturing and putting up on social media,...

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10 iOS Apps I just can’t live without

I thought whilst I was listing things, I would give a list of my essential iOS apps. I find these types of lists interesting, so hope you will as well! 1. Evernote – Free...

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How to Use Game Thinking

A while back I started to introduce my alternative catch-all to Gamification, that is Game Thinking. Game Thinking takes four common components of game like or games based solutions and puts them under a...

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Critisism – well a rant really.

This is a rant – you will find no insight here.. Move along… I’ve written about criticism in the past, but wanted to bring it up again just for fun. A couple of days...

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Gamification: Novelty is not enough

Recently the following video has been doing the rounds. It shows a great idea to get people to stop at crossings when the red light shows. The idea is that rather than a boring...