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Gamification Mockup with the Octalysis Method

Image by Jaciel Melnik on Unsplash Using Octalysis My last post touched on the Octalysis method of categorizing the various gamification elements that can be applied to an application to motivate users. That post had a number of comments in regards to providing more detail and information about how this is, or could be, applied to applications. I think the points that you wrote in the blog were really interesting and I can't agree more on your opinion about the badge and leaderboard.

Gamification Types - The Octalysis Method

Image by The Creative Exchange on Unsplash The Octalysis Method Annalie, one of my fellow students in the gamification unit I’m doing, recently posted a Ted Talk by Yu-Kai Chou on Gamification to improve our world that is well worth a watch. In this talk, Yu-Kai breaks down his gamification design framework he calls Octalysis. Essentially, within Octalysis there are eight core drivers:

Gamification as a form of Motivation

Image by Glenn Prince - created using the Medieval Game Button Pack by pzUH As part of, what turned out to be, a far ranging discussion with Sally Brandon, my tutor related to the Gamified Media unit I am taking this trimester, we explored some interesting topics around motivation, task management and work management practices. I found the conversation around both my own personal task management practices, as well as typical development and project management practices around managing work, really got me thinking about motivation and gamification of tasks.

Becoming More Social

Like many introverted IT people, I’m not overly social or public with the work I do. I’ve survived so far, but with the changes and further work I want to do I have to start getting more public. It’s also a requirement for the University unit’s I’m doing, so let’s spin that as two birds one stone! Image by Kephir (Wikipedia) What I’m starting with I’m not starting with much, a modest LinkedIn Profile, a sparse Twitter Account, an empty GitHub Account and this website so I guess the only way is up right?

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