Gamification

News and Articles About Gamification

Nintendo Unveils First 'Quality of Life' Device: a Non-Wearable Sleep Tracker
Personal Health

Nintendo Unveils First 'Quality of Life' Device: a Non-Wearable Sleep Tracker

The hand-sized device incorporates radio frequency sensors to measure sleep patterns and report back to users with analytic graphs.
Geoff Weiss
6 Techniques to Effectively Gamify a Mobile App
Mobile Apps

6 Techniques to Effectively Gamify a Mobile App

Incentivizing users with rewards can keep them coming back and spreading the word, but only if you set it up correctly.
Rahul Varshneya
This Company Thinks It's Unlocked the Secret to Employee Engagement and Productivity
Employee Engagement

This Company Thinks It's Unlocked the Secret to Employee Engagement and Productivity

BetterWorks, which just raised a $15.5 million Series A round, merges the concepts of game mechanics and the quantified self to motivate and manage employees' goals.
Laura Entis
Your Answer to Lackluster Customer and Employee Engagement: Add Fun.
Business Circle

Your Answer to Lackluster Customer and Employee Engagement: Add Fun.

Turning business processes into games -- the idea behind the trendy buzzword "gamification" -- encourages frequent participation and makes mundane tasks entertaining.
Catherine Clifford
Great at World of Warcraft? Put It on Your Resume.
Video Games

Great at World of Warcraft? Put It on Your Resume.

Stephen Gillett, Symantec's chief operating officer and former Starbucks CIO, says the skills he learned playing the online game have helped him professionally.
Laura Entis
Let It Flow: Unleash Hidden Streams of Productivity
Productivity

Let It Flow: Unleash Hidden Streams of Productivity

By tapping into employees sweet spot of challenge and reward, they'll feel more motivated to get things done.
Stefan Groschupf
Just How Long Has 'Selfie' Been Around, Anyway?
Culture

Just How Long Has 'Selfie' Been Around, Anyway?

The Merriam-Webster dictionary has added 150 new words, many of which have been around for a surprisingly long time.
Nina Zipkin
Gamification Tapped by Some Employers to Recruit Candidates
Human Resources

Gamification Tapped by Some Employers to Recruit Candidates

The approach nets more engaged applications when integrated into a challenge-based hiring process.
Rocco Sannelli
Will Tomorrow's Entrepreneurs Learn With Virtual Reality?
Education

Will Tomorrow's Entrepreneurs Learn With Virtual Reality?

New technology tools could provide an education method that can prepare us for any future.
Ben Lamm
Life Coaches, Gamification and Augmented Reality: What to Expect in Mobile This Year
Mobile

Life Coaches, Gamification and Augmented Reality: What to Expect in Mobile This Year

From more education apps to iBeacons exploding on the market, 2014 will be a year where mobile will see massive disruption. Here are 10 predictions.
Rishu Mandolia
Amazon Just Bought a Video-Game Company
Technology

Amazon Just Bought a Video-Game Company

The Seattle-based tech giant has scooped up Irvine, Calif.-based Double Helix Games.
Catherine Clifford
Starting a Business

Entrepreneurship: The Game (Infographic)

Your game is being an entrepreneur. And here are your badges.
Ross McCammon
Why Your Business Should Get in on the Gamification Trend
Technology

Why Your Business Should Get in on the Gamification Trend

Gamification, a principle for applying gameplay mechanics and theories to everyday problems, is growing in popularity. Here's how your small business can start playing.
Jason Ankeny
Using Gamification to Boost Staff Morale
Technology

Using Gamification to Boost Staff Morale

In addition to helping business owners solve problems around customer engagement and retention, gamification can enhance staff relations.
Jason Ankeny