Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation

20130212 081506 Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation

Andrzej Marczewski

Gamification Expert, author, consultant and designer. I love to write about it, talk about it and bore people to death with it! If you really want to get to know me, check out the About page.

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7 Responses

  1. The question you pose – “What if your task is not creative?” – might well be broadened to “What if your task is not engaging?”. For me, educators should first consider “Why isn’t it?” before they slip out the flask and gamify the punch.

  2. Harald StollHarald Stoll says:

    Thank you for your views, like you said extrinsic rewards are not necessarily evil! A healthy balance is important, you mentioned that extrinsic rewards are often crucial for player onboarding, however I often see gamified solutions where these rewards are touted so much that the player looses the game spirit and along any intrinsic motivation they had left.

    ” The thing is, that you have to have a system built that gives the user a reason to keep using it once the shine of the extrinsic stuff wears off.”

    If you could write an article on how to wean off players from their precious extrinsic rewards that’d be great!

  3. HisocialHisocial says:

    I think you have to combine both intrinsic and extrinsic rewards. If you rely only on extrinsic rewards, that would not be gamification, it would either a contest or a promotion (temporal rewards), or a loyalty program (permanent rewards).

    My 2 cents

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