Review: “Reality is Broken”

Jane McGonigal, a digital game designer who earned her Ph.D. in performance from the University of California, Berkeley, Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, has been recognized as one of the early game designers and researchers that initiated the inquiry of the positive values of digital games in the contemporary society. In light of…

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Case Study: waze

Waze is my GPS of choice. If you were to ask me why, I’d say that it gets me to my location fastest (specifically, faster than Google Maps). But we all know that’s debatable. Quite debatable. What’s clear is that the perception of utility, usability of the interface, and the intangible happiness one gains from…

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Epic Calling and Meaning – Summary of Gamification Meetup #7

We went over Actionable Gamification by Yu-Kai Chou, and his Octalysis Framework. This is a framework based off psychological motivators. After going over the basic framework (below), we applied it to Facebook. Then we went over Tyler’s dating app called 2Truths, and Chelsea’s soon-to-comegamified gym! Below are the 8 pieces of the Octalysis framework with simply a…

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