University Category

The following is all of the blog posts and articles I have written and are catageorized as University

Building a Podcast

Image by Pexels on Pixabay on Unsplash I have been taking a number of digital media units as part of my University work because, as an IT person, public speaking and being more open is an area I am always trying to work on. This trimester I took a Social Media unit, looking at how social media, online communities and your online identity play a part in different fields.

Part 3 of A Gamification Mockup

In first mock up post we came up with a concept for a gamified application and in the second mock up post we fleshed out most of the application. Let’s finish off this design with the last few components and draw out what these screens might look like. Image by felipe lopez on Unsplash We left off last time with a fairly well rounded final design for the application.

Part 2 of A Gamification Mockup

In my previous post we did a little bit of a brainstorming session with the Octalysis method to come up with a concept for a gamified application around using the Agile development methodology. Let’s continue with that design. Image by Pascal on Flickr (Public Domain) Squads and Soldiers We left off with having planned out a Mission Command Centre and linked the concepts of objectives, operations, missions and tasks to the relevant agile development concepts.

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.