I am planning to implement some game design techniques to make the user experience of my application more engaging.
The objective in the game are reached taking real life actions, like for example:
- "walk to work instead of driving"
- "eat vegetarian one day this week"
I don't see any way of enforcing these rules in the life of users, yet I feel that having some way of checking that the actions are really taken would greatly improve engagement, as opposed to just relying on people good faith.
For example I could ask people to post a picture of them walking to work, or a picture of their vegetarian meal... would that work? Can you suggest other techniques or a different approach?