January 21, 2020

Top 10 gamification trends you don't want to miss in 2020

We list 10 emerging trends for 2020 to give you insight on the latest developments in gamification. Where is gamification headed next?

December 17, 2019

Everyday gamification, loyalty and rewards

It’s everywhere, everyday. Look around and you’ll find gamification where you least expect it.

Intrinsic and extrinsic rewards infographic
November 29, 2019

Intrinsic and extrinsic rewards: how they work and when to use them

There are two types of rewards, extrinsic and intrinsic. Both are used at different times to achieve different objectives. They are not mutually exclusive, this is not an either/or situation and...

October 18, 2019

A planning overview for successful behaviour change

Everything’s connected. Use big-picture thinking to get an overview of the many moving parts that make up an effective gamification strategy.

Bring gamification to life
October 1, 2019

Bringing gamification to life

Bring your gamification to life. Know the importance of goal setting, which rewards work best, ideal task complexity and the social behaviour of users.

September 5, 2019

Gamification for change: Part 2 - The doors of perception

It cannot bestressed enough that gamification is not the business of ‘making games’. However there are ‘types of games’, methods that work, which can be used in a variety of ways to change how we...

August 23, 2019

Recognising the benefits of gamification elements in e-learning

Implementing gamification and game-based learning to facilitate the learning process is a strategy that’s been around since time immemorial, and with good reason too!

August 8, 2019

Gamification for change: Part 1 - A brave new world

In this two-part blog, we examine how gamification is used effectively by ‘the establishment’ and by the burgeoning world of activism. Let’s face it, it’s hard to imagine someone more engaged...

July 19, 2019

When gamification is life!

It’s alive. Alive! Use gamification to resurrect an ailing project. Stimulate growth and development by treating your workforce like an autonomous life form. Apply some life-lessons from biology...

July 12, 2019

9 reasons gamification fails

“Ha ha ha, FAIL!” is something your 10-year-old nephew might say as you walk headlong into a glass door, but I bet he doesn’t know that this popular exclamation - FAIL! - has its roots in video...

July 4, 2019

Gaming since pre-history: Is Africa the ‘cradle of gamification’?

Gamified solutions are not standalone games, they are attempts to establish and sustain desired behaviours. Do the oldest games we know contain elements of behaviour-changing design? We examine...

June 20, 2019

Understand extrinsic and intrinsic motivation like a boss

Extrinsic and intrinsic motivation: "You complete me"

June 6, 2019

Does gamification only motivate Millennials?

Gamified solutions appeal to a multigenerational workforce. Baby Boomers and Gen X-Y-Z all stay engaged with work through applied game theory and mechanics.

May 23, 2019

What’s a ‘black hat core drive’ and why do you need to know?

Effective gamification uses complementary core drives strategically. Convey urgency, scarcity and loss potential with black hat motivators. Drive development, achievement and meaning with white...

April 25, 2019

How gamification improves effectiveness of the e-learning experience

Relevance and genuine human experiences separate great gamified learning solutions from frivolous learning diversions. Use feedback to tweak your program and keep participants engaged.

March 28, 2019

Why achievement badges are effective gamification motivators

Gamification and engagement solutions that work! Motivate your employees to learn new skills or engage with something new and unfamiliar. Acknowledge accomplishment and proficiency by awarding...

March 7, 2019

Pick me, pick me

The science of using collectables in gamification.

February 14, 2019

Why narrative is gamification's secret learning weapon

The power of narrative in gamification