Gamification: Questions that keep me awake at night!
This week there is no real blog post for you I’m afraid. I am in the middle of trying to produce a talk for next week and enjoying the Coursera Gamification course. Instead, here are some questions that I have spinning in my head that I would love to answer. Can any of you amazing gamification lovers out there give me your opinions? Maybe you have some burning questions to ask as well, add them to the comments.
- Is gamification more behavioral psychology applied through the lens of a games designer or games design applied through the lens of a behavioral psychologist?
- Are we spending so much time trying to define what can and can’t be included in gamification, that we are missing out lots of opportunity to just create great experiences using any and all tools we can?
- Are short marketing campaigns that employ gamification really a bad thing?
- Can everything be gamified in some way?
- When will companies wanting to gamify things start employing games designers?
- If you were to write a job description for a gamification person, what would you write?
- Will we be talking about gamification in 5 years time?
One final thing, if you have not already filled it in, I would love to get your opinions on the definition of gamification with the public survey I am running!
I should have a bit more for you all next week, sorry for the lack of real content today!!