Making serious applications more engaging by increasing feedback to stimulate action, through the application of principles of Cognitive Psychology and Behaviorism.

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How should 'deprecated' badges or achievements be presented to a user?

In our online education app, we use a badging system to show progression through categories of work. These categories now need to change and the tasks within them have to be re-categorised into new ...
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Karma Points vs Numeric Levels

I'm interested in creating a social network where users are rewarded for completing certain tasks. Obviously the concept in itself heavily favors that of gamification. I'm wavering between either ...
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Well respected gamification book [closed]

I've recently started digging into gamification and would like to dig a bit deeper within the topic. Is there a well respected book on the topic within academia? (Example: The C Programming Language ...
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How does Gamification change User Behavior?

On Location Based Applications the use of Gamification is essential. As you move along and check in you earn badges and points. Users also find themselves in a leader board, which most certainly ...
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Is there any data / case studies behind booking.com's practices such as “5 are watching this” & “last booking made 15 minutes ago”?

Is there any data / case studies behind booking.com's practices such as "5 are watching this" & "last booking made 15 minutes ago"? On one hand I believe this might help increase conversion for ...
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Getting the customer to schedule one more ride (carpool)

We are developing a carpool application. Once the ride is complete, I am trying to get them to schedule one more ride immediately. I feel something is missing in the experience, I am not able to pin ...
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Simplify the gamification further (carpool)

I am building a carpool app for India. And the app needs to work on a point (km) system. Initially I thought that working on a system that is based on points will be good enough until I was advised to ...
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Would it be risky to gamify school?

I feel that gamification could help kids to get engaged with their courses. There is probably lots of ways to make school enjoyable and it's even more obvious when you look at stackexchange platforms. ...
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Would the concept of gamification be a bad idea in government?

Govenrment or "the authority" is no fun, not worth while and just a pain when we interact with them. At least this is the standard comment from everyone I've talked to on the subject (and at the age ...
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What happens when gamification is poorly done?

Gamification originally sought to take advantage of the fact that intrinsic, embedded rewards are more effective motivators than external ones. It has also become exceedingly common, but the ...
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Best way to teach novice programmers?

I'm working on a project that aims to teach programming novices. I want them to follow specific guidelines of programming and get accustomed to those (due to the fact that these guidelines are ...
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What is the best way to motivate users to participate in completing tedious tasks?

I am working for a company that is looking to crowdsource some tasks in a fun, engaging way. The problem is that the task is very tedious. How do we keep our users engaged long enough to complete the ...
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How can I use gamification to encourage people to complete mundane but required tasks?

I am looking for ways to improve the likelihood people will perform mundane but required tasks. I am looking into gamification techniques. One of the tasks for my organisation is to complete required ...
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Should badges be be listed and described or secret until you earn them?

I am considering adding badges to a course I am developing to try to get the students to try new things, and acknowledge constructive behavior. I have seen badges employed in two ways: all of the ...
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Bringing experience to computer online store

I have suddenly realized that in my work I do usability and conversion optimization, but there is no experience in the sites I build. They are quite clear, simple, usable and business efficient, but, ...
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Are these $ symbols awkward for UX on Who Wants to be a Mil… parody that's titled Who Wants to be an Expert?

Below is a "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" type game show parody used as a practice quiz at the end of an online course, before the student takes their final exam. While it's obvious that this is ...
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Will animated feedback be annoying or nice?

I'm developing a website called Fablelane which allows you to write your own stories and have others contribute outcomes or "chunks" to that story. Right now (if you go to the website), there's an ...
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What makes people vote?

What drives people to upvote or downvote content? I'm looking for the je-ne-sais-quoi quality on successful voting systems and I just can't put my finger on. Let's look at three examples: ...
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Implement gamification on Time reporting to minimize late reports?

A company is having trouble getting its employees to report time of their working hours. The time reporting is the source for invoicing the company's customers and it has to be done in time. To deal ...
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Incentives for support agent to provide feedback

I am exploring ways support agents could be encouraged to provide feedback to the system about whether a suggested solution (e.g. user has to delete cookies from browser) solved the problem or not. ...
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Reputation Scoring Signals

My Question: How is the UX of the best, or any, web reputation systems capturing and representing offline influence within a community? What are the signals that are quantified or illuminated in ...
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How to make enterprise information systems more engaging?

“The EPR-system is boring, nothing really happens, and it’s all dull.” I get these kind of claims from my clients, and they expect me to make their software more fun and engaging. The problem is, I ...
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Is having a “points based app” related to higher user experience and site visits?

As per my observation the web apps that somehow relates its user to play with numbers and statistics have higher level of getting success rate then the ones that don't (not necessarily). Use case: ...
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How can I implement a scarcity pattern in the gamification of a forum

StackExchange uses a scarcity design pattern when new users are restricted in how many comments, up votes, and down votes they can post contingent on their score/rank. My client wants to implement ...
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When is something too easy?

Let us assume that satisfaction can be derived from challenges, such as in games. Let us also also assume that the appeal of many websites or real-life experiences comes from incorporating gaming ...
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How important are views and votes counters on StackExchange lists of questions?

If StackExchange were to remove the views and votes counters from their lists of questions (homepage, active, newest, etc) as a trade-off for a cleaner design would this bother you? Those items would ...
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Could gamification of training database work in a manufacturing environment?

I made a WPF app which contains and shows lots of training resources. The thing is, people aren't very motivated to just open something and start reading/learning. Does anyone have experience with ...
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Points in game dynamics / gamification

I'm working on an e-learning application that uses game dynamics, which include points (like Stack Exchange). There are two aspects to the application that we want to encourage. Actions that benefit ...
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Is Serious Games the same concept as Gamification?

When looking at this question, I was asking myself: Where are conceptual differences? Except that Gamification is a Game added to a serious topic, while a serious game approaches it from the opposite ...
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How do you choose which game mechanics to apply to a non-game system?

Is there anyone doing gamification? (apply game mechanics to non-game system) Just wanted to ask: how do you choose which one to use when gamifying a system? Because there are multitudes of ...
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Should we call our achievement system something else?

The company I work for has two public sites; one is just our main WWW site and the other is a site dedicated to our members. I'm a developer there and I'm working on an achievement system for our ...
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UX and design for Gamification of Collaborative Learning

What are proven gamification techniques that promote collaboration? I don't mind whether the specific techniques come from educational sites, or pure game sites or some other source. I want to ...
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Best practices for applying user achievements to business applications

I've read over a few papers projects and related to the use of video game style achievements being put into regular applications as a means to encourage users to explore the tools and create a desire ...