I’m Dyslexic and it isn’t a Superpower!

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I’m dyslexic. I was diagnosed 30 or more years ago. So I say with all respect, stop calling Dyslexia a superpower. It belittles & glamourises a condition that is, to many, crippling and leads to terrible anxiety and self-esteem issues.

When I was young, I was labelled stupid by my school. In fact, my maths teacher even told my Mum – to her face – that I was dumb and should just be left to get on with it. I am very lucky my parents took me to a specialist in the early 90s to get a diagnosis to force the school to “reassess” their opinion. I was the first in my school! Read More ...

The Dark HEXAD – Star Wars has inspired a new HEXAD!

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I was having a think about the User Type HEXAD and it occurred to me that I have never considered Star Wars and how that might fit the HEXAD! You know, as you do 😀

As I did so, I was reminded of the fact that when I started building the user types, I used to split based on whether they interacted with people or a system AND if they acted on people or the system – I.E. imposed themselves on them rather than working within them.  This got me thinking about light and dark side HEXAD types. If you have seen my DODECAD you will know that there are actually 12 types in my overall taxonomy – but I really like this idea of a Dark HEXAD! Read More ...

The Andrzej & Roman Show – Episode 1

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It’s finally here!! The Andrzej & Roman Show Episode 1: In the Beginning there was gamification!

You can listen to it here https://anchor.fm/andrzej-roman/episodes/Episode-1-In-the-Beginning–There-Was-Gamification-e1frlst

or directly on Spotify here https://open.spotify.com/episode/3yiOFVqHkrhDkIARuso67A

Below is the full transcript if you are interested 🙂

[00:00:00]

Andrzej: Well, welcome to the first and Andrzej and Roman show. Roman, say hello?

Roman: Hello.

Andrzej: So I’m Andrzej, if you haven’t guessed that’s Roman and we are collectively ancient gamification experts. I say ancient because in the world of gamification 10 years, 12 years, whatever it is now seems quite ancient. Doesn’t it? Roman? Read More ...

Learning from Games: Managing Expectations – Part 2

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Continuing on from Part 1, as is the tradition, where we looked at how they manage your expectations right up to learning how to play, now we are now going to look at how games manage expectations during gameplay. If you have not read Part 1 – head there now! Learning from Games: Managing Expectations – Part 1

Difficulty – Setting the Skill Expectations

Many games, before or during play, allow you to change the difficulty settings. I remember Doom doing this particularly well, using rather grim terminology to set the scene for what to expect! Where Doom chose negative language, making you feel like you are probably going to get destroyed in moments – Duke Nuk’em went for slightly more bravado filled options. “I’m too young to die” became “Piece of Cake” for instance! Read More ...

New Podcast – The Andrzej & Roman Show

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Before I get on to giving you all Part 2of the managing expectations blog, I wanted to officially say that Roman Rackwitz and I have a new podcast coming soon!

We will be taking a look at the state gamification, talking about topics close to us in the gamification world and how gamification might relate to current events in the world. With luck, it will be fun, light-hearted and insightful!

We will start recording soon, but if you want to get set up now to receive notifications of when the first episode is ready, you can head to Spotify now! Read More ...