How to get Gamification wrong

Stop 1444120639 How to get Gamification wrong

There are many, many ways to get gamification wrong, but there is one that really sticks out head and shoulders above the rest.

The best way to get Gamification wrong is to ask the question “What game mechanics should we include?” before any other questions. Questions like: what is the purpose of this? What is the content? Why are we gamifying? What are we gamifying? Who are we doing it for?

There is nothing wrong with having a list of mechanics that you would like, but it should not be your fist consideration when you are looking at gamification! Read More ...

How do you deal with being wrong?

Not really a gamification related post today, though it could pertain to the gamification community!

It happens to us all at some point. Someone says something, you see something, read something, hear something – whatever – but it shakes the foundations of something you knew in your hear was correct. Until you discovered this new information, you would have staked the life of your entire family line on what you knew to be correct. Now, you find out that you had been wrong all along – how do you deal with it? Read More ...

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