Gamification Basics

From Extra-Credits.net

This is a fantastic video discussing Gamification Basics comparing the engagement of real-world leisure activities that use advances in science,  to our work and educational systems which have not advanced.

The argument is that businesses are using Behavioral Modification techniques (B.F. Skinner) to increase our engagement and that we’re becoming less productive at work in school because of the difference.

They’re careful to be clear that there is a potential for “good” and “bad” when gamification is applied to any of the three areas.

Listen for these key phrases:

  • Crisis of engagement in the real-world
  • shape our consumption beneficial to them
  • be wary because somebody out there is going to try to use it against you

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Gamify Finland

Gamify Finland is a start-up established on april 2012. Our aim is to provide new solutions aka motivational elements to help businesses, organisations and individuals to achieve any goal they desire. Every problem arising from an organisation, usually has different key performance indicators (KPIs). So the problem we want to solve is the difficulty of learning new ways of doing things and getting it to go to the backbone of every individual instead of doing something only once in a new way and then forgetting it and going back to old habits. Our main solution is to develop a gamification platform that provides automated tools for game mechanics and –dynamics actions. Our solution will be easily modified into different needs that arise from different kind of business, organizational and real life problems. To have easily modified platform is a key success factor to organize and run several tens of different games for different customers.

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