The Gamified UK Full Package – Over £50 worth of gamification content and tools for just £15!

Collage The Gamified UK Full Package Over 50 worth of gamification content and tools for just 15

Over £50 worth of gamification content and tools for just £15! These are the tools I have been using for years!

This bundle includes all of my premium content.  Even Ninja Monkeys Unicorn Edition eBook (which contains some content, not in the normal retail versions), Gamification and Solution Design Lenses, Inspiration Cards and my Gamification Framework Design Toolkit

With this, you will be able to learn all about gamification, what it is, where it comes from and how to apply it in real life. You will have the tools to plan your gamified solutions and get a headstart in building them. You will also be able to run user workshops to help gather the information that could be vital to the success of your solutions, all explained clearly and with supporting cards. Read More ...

AMP, iAMP or AIM – You Decide!

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My latest post about setting goals got a little conversation going with my good friend Bernardo Letayf of BLUErabbit

He was saying that it made more sense for my new AMP Goal Setting framework (Achievable, Measurable, Progressible Goals) should be AIM – Achievable, Incremental, Measurable, because I talk a lot about Incrementally Achievable goals in the post. Now, as it happens I had considered this, but I was really wanting to push the idea of progress as well. So what do you think?

  • AMP – Achievable, Measurable, Progressible goals
  • AIM – Achievable Incremental, Measurable goals
  • iAMP – Incrementally Achievable, Measurable, Progressible goals

I actually like iAMP truth be told – very early 2000s 🙂 Read More ...

AMP up your Goals and Smash those New Year’s Resolutions!

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2023 is underway now and most of us have probably already given up on our goals for the New Year! You are not alone though, a study in 2021 found that two-thirds of us give up our New Year’s Resolutions within a month!

There can be many reasons for this, but in my experience, it more often than not is down to unrealistic and unachievable goal setting. “I’m going to go to the gym every day”. “I’m going to practice my scales for an hour every day”. “I’m going to do 10,000 steps every day” etc etc etc. Read More ...

Gamification, RAMP and Christmas

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Christmas is almost on us and it feels like a great reminder (again) about the dangers of Over Justification Effect!

Whatever your beliefs, it is easy to get wrapped up in one aspect of Christmas – getting presents. It seems that to some it is a right for surviving another year, their reward for not going postal, a pat on the back for being a decent human.

However, those are the extrinsic rewards that hook us into Christmas. They are not the real meaning of Christmas. Consider it from a RAMP perspective. Read More ...

What If I Don’t – A Decision-Making Framework

Dont What If I Don 8217 t 8211 A Decision Making Framework

I want to discuss one of the decision making frameworks I use day to day. Unlike many, this takes a deliberately negative look at decision making. Rather than a lot of these things that look at “Imagine and manifest, if you want it, it will happen” or “Think of the good things that will happen if you do this now, rather than later”, this flips it and says “What if I don’t do this, what are the consequences and knock on effects”.

As an example of the two different ways of looking at a problem, let’s take my daughter tidying her room. Read More ...

Twitter: Blue Ticks and Overjustification Effect.

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So. Twitter is a clusterfuck right now isn’t it?

However, it does serve as an interesting example of one of the key issues gamification faces when done badly (99% of the time) – Overjustification Effect. Put simply, this is seen when the reward for doing a task becomes more important than completing the task itself.

I suffered terribly from this when I was a “power user” on Twitter. I was playing the Twitter game, trying to collect followers and likes, needing constant approval and validation. I was part of a leaderboard for my field, I was using power sharing and networking sites and all sorts of things – anything to get more followers and more likes. Read More ...