Extra Credits: Gamification

This week, we talk about the ways game systems are starting to be applied to real life, and what this means for the future. Also, we are joined by our first guest artist!

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This week's artist: Erin Siegel

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  • I had just watched this one and the crowdsourcing one. I already posted this in the crowdsourcing, so I apologize for the crosspost, but I'm kind of interested in combining gamification WITH crowdsourcing.
    http://www.indiegogo.com/OUTLET

  • I had just watched this one and the crowdsourcing one. I already posted this in the crowdsourcing, so I apologize for the crosspost, but I'm kind of interested in combining gamification WITH crowdsourcing.
    http://www.indiegogo.com/OUTLET

    "Crowdsourcing" is very different from "crowdfunding".

  • Is anyone able to point me in the direction of research into gamification? Particularly the part where they said it helped people take medications on time.

    I need to do a research proposal for a university assignment, looking at drug addiction and how it can be treated/prevented. Basically, I want to look at how gamification can help people who are trying to quit smoking, either on its own (ie, gamifying efforts to quit) or in combination with other medications to improve compliance (ie, gamifying use of patches, gum etc).

    The actual research won't be done (at this stage), but the assignment still requires a valid proposal.

  • I no longer have an Athens login, so can't go by anything more than abstracts here, but...

    www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22874310 and http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10 ... .2012.0022 look relevant to the gamification of taking medication.

    Additionally, I seem to recall Scott Nicholson having mentioned in one of his vlogs some of the problems poor gamification implementations can have (using badge systems for education gamification, apparently and iirc, can have detrimental effects on long term motivation), a quick google scholar search indicates he's written two papers on the subject of gamification - http://www.iiis.org/CDs2012/CD2012IMC/I ... B576TH.pdf and http://scottnicholson.com/pubs/meaningfulframework.pdf

  • The coursera course on gamification is about to start again (2 days left)

    you can participate in this course for free!
    https://www.coursera.org/course/gamification

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