Badges increase user activity – A field experiment on the effects of gamification

Image Source:http://www.howdesign.com/resources-education/gamifying-your-website/ During recent years, the boundary between games and other systems and services has become increasingly blurred. This development can be seen to be bi-directional: On one hand, within games, users are increasingly subjected to decision making situations pertaining to outside-game concerns (especially with the...

Social motivations of live-streaming viewer engagement on Twitch

Image Source: https://screenrant.com/twitch-streaming-service-down-outage/ Live-streaming is an interactive form of internet-based multi- media entertainment that has grown rapidly in popularity world- wide since 2011. Live-streaming has become so popular that, in some cases, there are more people watching others do activities, such as play computer games, than doing...

Gamification, quantified-self or social networking? Matching users’ goals with motivational technology

Image Source: http://www.gamification.it/tag/componenti/ Many of the systems and services we now employ in our daily life are being designed using motivational designs. Motivational designs are designs that aim to help users reach their goals via motivational enforcement. They encourage users, show them their achievement as well as nudge...

Design gamification — A method for engineering gamified software

Image source: https://www.pulselearning.com/blog/gamification-is-all-the-rage/ Since its inception around 2010, gamification has become one of the top technology and software trends. However, gamification has also been regarded as one of the most challenging areas of software engineering. Beyond traditional software design requirements, designing gamification requires the command of disciplines...