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Gamification Isn’t Enough: We’re Missing Something Big Here

Gamers, like any group with something in common, tend to form communities and these communities develop an informal body of knowledge.  This concept has roots in Benedict Anderson’s classic Imagined Communities.  While we draw on game mechanics to execute gamification, perhaps we need to create a framework for tacit knowledge as well, allowing for community […]

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Gamified Fitness For Geeks And Gamers

Gamification is something that can get great results for all types of people, but some fitness products are using it to specifically target gamers.  This implementation of gamification is not subtle at all, intended to play heavily upon the familiarity of concepts like leveling-up. via economist.com Geeks love games. But after spending hours sitting in […]

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