Category: Technology

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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 (with pro options) I genuinely could not function without this app. I have it on any...

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Losing the game of life

I was thinking how depressing life is recently. Hear me out! We are an evolved species, we can think and act for ourselves. We have reached a point where we no longer have to hunt for food or build our own shelters (unless we choose to or in certain cases...

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Nabu Smartband from Razer

I don’t often post press releases here, but this one excites me! Razer is a company that has produced gaming peripherals for years now. Used by pros and casual gamers alike, they always produce distinctive and interesting kit. So when they announced they were going to release a fitness like...

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An Interview with Karl Kapp

To continue the interview theme for another week, I present my interview with Karl Kapp. Karl is an eLearning expert, author, researcher and all round fountain of information and understanding! Can you sum up what you do in a single sentence? I teach, study, research, write, and educate others about the...

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Using Gamification to create meaningful feedback through Accessibility and Immediacy

Whilst I process the amazing presentations, talks and general chats that happened at SocialNow, I wanted to put together a quick post around the ideas of accessibility and immediacy. Imagine the situation.  You are an airport and have thousands of people moving through your building every day. Most have a...

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My year of blogging 2011

A look back at my blogs from 2011. Interesting to see me slowly switching focus from Social Media and Technology to nearly all Gamification! New Year – What could it Bring Posted on December 31, 2011Well, in a few hours it will be 2012. Now, sadly we are not traveling in flying...

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Driving the wrong behaviours with rewards.

I have written about this whole thing quite a lot already, but I have some new insights based on things I have witnessed recently. We know that extrinsic rewards are meant to demotivate people when doing anything that is even slightly creative. So why do we keep seeing them being...

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A Question of Motivation

A very quick blog this week, whilst I work on a few deeper ones (possibly) An argument that is pretty constant in Gamification, is that of Extrinsic vs Intrinsic motivation / rewards. Things like badges, points and even money vs altruism, autonomy, status and more. The general consensus, based on...