WRONG: The Animal You Spot First Says a Lot About Your Personality

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute No, it doesn’t. Sheesh. However, it says a LOT about the graphic design. The lion has a lovely DARK frame around it’s face (the biggest dark patch on that side of the image), making it quite prominent. We are predisposed … Continue reading

Evolution of the “Good” vs “Bad” Gamification Chart, PART 2.

Approximate Reading Time: 10 minutes   This is the response to Ian Schreiber’s comments from the original draft post. (THANK YOU for the help!) Points Point values for quests is unclear – everything in the 1000s doesn’t seem arbitrary, sounds like it’s a system like … Continue reading

Evolution of the “Good” vs “Bad” Gamification Chart, PART 1.

Approximate Reading Time: 4 minutes I’m working on the 1st volume of a set of books devoted to gamification in learning. There seems to be quite a bit of confusion about what gamification is and isn’t, and an LOT of marketing sales-speak that mostly describes … Continue reading

Please don’t let “Gamblification” become a thing in learning!

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute I often hear people talking about adding elements of chance to an experience to make it more interesting. For instance, adding a random reward for doing a certain task in a system…. Source: Gamblification – don’t gamble with your people … Continue reading

Help Joy help you. On the unusability of internal systems. – disambiguity

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Yup. No-one wants to use your software – they merely want to get their work done. When will software designers realize, that they are NOT the experts when it comes to design? Usability is one of the few areas where … Continue reading

Gamasutra – Features – 7 Things To Know About HTML5

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Here’s why it’s best to wait a bit before developing anything non-trivial in HTML-5 Gamasutra – Features – 7 Things To Know About HTML5. Be the first to like. Like Unlike … Continue reading

A Dying Squirrel

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes I’ve been worried about this for a while now. A squirrel dying in front of your house may be more relevant to your interests right now than people dying in Africa. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook YouTube – ?What Google and Facebook … Continue reading

iPads for College Classrooms? Not So Fast, Some Professors Say. – Technology – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute There. It’s been said. iPads for College Classrooms? Not So Fast, Some Professors Say. – Technology – The Chronicle of Higher Education. early studies indicate that these finger-based tablets are passive devices that have limited use in higher education. professors … Continue reading