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2. Know the Elements of Gamification (cont.)

A few key components:

  • Experience bars -- These measure our incremental progress and help us visualize how far we’ve come and how far we have to go.
  • Multiple long- and short-term goals -- These are our main quests and side quests, which are broken down into smaller tasks.
  • Rewards for effort -- Every bit of effort exerted in a game is rewarded through credit, such as gold, loot and experience.
  • Rapid, frequent and clear feedback -- This clearly links actions to consequences, which makes learning easier and faster.
  • The element of uncertainty -- This is the neurological gold mine: we keep going because we want to find out what’s next.
  • Windows of enhanced attention -- Gameplay helps boost memory and confidence. Game players are more willing to take risks and pursue difficult tasks.
  • Other people -- Gameplay gives us a chance to connect with multiple players online.


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1. Understand How Gamification Works

1. Understand How Gamification Works

  1. Gamification works because it triggers powerful emotions.
  2. By using game mechanics in a non-game context, gamification makes tasks more fun and engaging.
  3. This feeling of “winning” gives players a con...


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What is Gamification?

What is Gamification?

  1. Gamification is turning a task into a game in order to motivate yourself to do it.
  2. The beauty of gamification is that the difficulty of a task (or how dreary it may seem) can be offset if you feel rewarded for...


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1. Understand How Gamification Works (cont.)

1. Understand How Gamification Works (cont.)

  1. At its core, gamification is a motivational technique to help people engage, feel motivated and stay on task.
  2. By providing a reward or incentive, gamification mimics how you might interact with a computer or online game.


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4. Boost Productivity Through Mini-Games

4. Boost Productivity Through Mini-Games

  1. You can use gamification to increase your productivity by making “mini-games” while doing chores or ticking off daily tasks.
  2. Try assigning a point for each dish washed, or 5 points for each page completed for a report or for each email sent.
  3. By keeping track of these things...


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4. Boost Productivity Through “Mini-Games.” (cont.)

4. Boost Productivity Through “Mini-Games.” (cont.)

  1. Checklists are another form of everyday “mini-games” you can play to stay on task.
  2. Ticking off checklist items triggers the same dopamine release as achieving a game objective, and if you give yourself a small reward after each ite...


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6. Gamifying the workplace.

6. Gamifying the workplace.

  1. We’re in an era where companies must continually innovate and find ways of being relevant, or risk being sidelined and ineffective.
  2. In order to do this, you need employees who are working at the top of their game, who are motivated and focused, day in and day out.
  3. Some emplo...


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3. Create Your Own Gamification System

3. Create Your Own Gamification System

  1. There are simple, low-tech ways to gamify your life and work to supercharge your motivation and get more done.
  2. The first step is to define your goals. These should be specific, so you know when you have reached each one.
  3. Then attach a cer...


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2. Know the Elements of Gamification

2. Know the Elements of Gamification

  1. Humans have evolved to be stimulated by problem-solving and learning, and gameplay is great at doing this, in part by doling out small rewards for incremental progress.
  2. This keeps our brains engaged and keeps us on our quests, said...


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3. Create Your Own Gamification System (cont.)

3. Create Your Own Gamification System (cont.)

  1. You’d then break this larger goal into smaller “missions,” which you work at daily or weekly, such as accomplishing three to five runs per week, which steadily increase in mileage -- and each run is worth 20 points.
  2. Track your progress


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5. Use Gamification Apps and Tools

5. Use Gamification Apps and Tools

  1. One of the most popular ways to use gamification is through online tools and apps that are designed to use the principles of gamification to help you improve your life. A variety of tools and services are available.
  2. Like a video game, an online tool can create intrigue and excitement...


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7. Gamification to Help You Learn

7. Gamification to Help You Learn

  1. Gamification has also been shown to be beneficial to learning by creating experiences that more fully engage learners, hold their attention and motivate them to keep striving to reach a goal.
  2. Gamifica...


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