Tag Archives: engagement

Why Every Publisher Needs An Engagement [Gamification] Server

Although “digital,” digital publication is still fairly old school.  We’ve added links to other sites, and we can insert video and sound, but how much more engaging is this really?  This article suggests that publishers take a very serious stab at gamification, and add a server for engagement mechanics to their traditional set-up.  Gamification could […]

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Headshots From The Heart: Gamification & Gaming In A Marathon For Charity

via Nicole Strong @niccistrong Gamification is an interesting subject, because the basic nature of its principles allows for application to a wide variety of subjects.  Simply put, gamification is any application of game mechanics to achieve some goal in another context. Last weekend, a group of gamers and volunteers combined gamification with actual gaming to […]

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Zurmo Open Source CRM App Pins Its Hopes On Gamification

In response to difficulties with CRM platform user adoption rates, Zurmo (now in beta) has opted to design with gamification.  Gamification mechanics will be leveraged to make software use more engaging, but to motivate employees to meet business-related milestones. via Chris Kanaracus, infoworld.com The backers of a new open source CRM application called Zurmo are […]

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Bitzio, Inc. Gets Gamified With Pug Pharm Productions, Inc.

Bitzio and Pug Pharm Productions announce a strategic partnership, which will result in a suite of gamified apps.  Bitzio and Pug Pharm Productions realize that an app has a lifespan, regardless on how engaging gamification may make it.  So, the new partnership will focuses on developing a community of users by letting points and badges […]

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[Gamification & Art] Infographic App Turns Opinions Of Microsofties Into Interactive Art

This new app uses gamification to heighten engagement, while it crowd-sources the “pulse” of your Seattle bus ride and then translates that into art.  Is it art?  Is it a game?  You decide.  It’s definitely very cool. via Mark Wilson @ctrlzee, fastcodesign.com On public transit, we all tend to become jerks. It’s a defense mechanism, […]

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Gamification In Innovation

Gamification is a tool that companies are using to innovate with product design, but what about gamifying the innovation process itself?  Read on for tips and highlights for gamifying the design process, including a replacement for the age-old process chart. via Boris Pluskowski @bpluskowski, completeinnovator.com 1) Gamification in the enterprise is not about trivializing business […]

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Gamify Your Sweat And Make Films More Exciting

Sweating during a movie–gross right?  Sensum @sensumco and Shimmer Research @ShimmerResearch are about to change that, by using this innovation to make movie-watching interactive and even giving users a score for engagement.  Sweat leader-board anyone? via Kat Austen @katausten, newscientist.com Getting really sweaty is not normally a good thing. But imagine if doing so could make […]

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