Are Points and Badges Dead in Gamification?

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Andrzej Marczewski

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  1. useful article πŸ‘

  2. Good discussion! πŸ™‚

    I mentioned some time ago in my writings that points (and we can say that badges too) are just a mean to represent some sort of progress: skill learning, task completion, etc. They are not the elements that afford the engaging experience by themselves. The engagement comes from visualizing the progress, and points and badges are just the representation of this progress.

    So, of course, points and badges should be used in gamification, but as a tool to represent progress as part of a larger design. Just by themselves, without representing some meaningful progress, their potential will be limited.

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