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10 Guidelines for Successful Gamification Efforts

Incentive Research Foundation Annouces The Do’s And Don’t Of Gamification With 1 in 4 corporate programs now using some form of gamification, it is more important than ever to make sure you are doing it right. In a recent publication, Gamification Done Right – The Do’s and Don’ts, The Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) offers 10 crucial [...]

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Encouraging Employee Social Collaboration with Accenture

Last time, we featured Accenture Social Collaboration and Gamification, Thomas Hsu and Senior manager, Steve Kaukonen in discussing how Accenture improved employee effectiveness with the company’s gamified enterprise social collaboration platform while employing gamification principles.

Watch the full interview below to learn about:

  • How the platform has evolved and expanded into a global initiative since its first inception in 2007
  • The methodology in structuring baseline metrics and identifying user type behaviors
  • How the team used historical data and metrics to iterate and balance tool’s usage
  • What technology resources and human resources were needed to launch the program
  • Perceived expectations and realities of implementing a gamified program within a large organization
  • Unique findings of the adoption process across different levels of geography, function and employee level

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Harrods’ Stiletto Wars Challenge Gamifies The High Heel

The Ultimate Game For Heel-A-Holics How do you gamify a fashion shoe store? Deborah Bee, director of creative marketing at the Harrods (@Harrods) department store in London, answers with Stiletto Wars, the new game available in Harrods’ mobile app this month. “Gaming is such an intrinsic part of our culture – it is the number one [...]

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Most Office Workers Think Digital Engagement Would Boost Performance

Survey Shows Majority of Employees Would Welcome Game Elements in Daily Tasks Employee engagement is one of the biggest challenges in the business world, yet recent numbers show many companies are missing opportunities to increase worker motivation. A survey conducted by TechnologyAdvice revealed that more than 70 percent of office employees felt digital engagement software [...]

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Mini Hug Tackles Quality Parenting With Gamification

Creative Mobile App Imagined by Daughter And Built By Dad Have you been trying to improve your parenting and spend more time with your kids? A new gamification startup, Mini Hug, may be able to help you become a better parent. Available for free from the App Store, Mini Hug (@MiniHugApp) is an app for parents and their children [...]

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SimCityEdu Pollution Challenge Teaches Sustainable Growth

Education Through Playing – Without The Exam Education Week recently reported that a version of the popular SimCity computer game geared to students, dubbed SimCityEdu (@SimCityEDU), has been released. Unlike many computer games in education, SimCityEdu has an embedded evaluation system that allows teachers to track students’ understanding of what the game is trying to teach. [...]

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The SMART Playbook Will Teach Your Kids The Basic Social Etiquette

Learning Manners Has Never Been More Playful While gamification has already made for some profitable business marketing ventures, the concept is also being applied to a variety of other mediums and outlets. As it turns out, books also provide some wonderful opportunities for games in education. The SMART Playbook: Game-Changing Life Skills for a Modern World [...]

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A Mobile App That Will Help You Discover Yourself

A Gamified Personality Test 500 B.C., a new entertainment media company, recently paired up with Digital Management (DMI), a provider of mobile enterprises and services, to create a new mobile application. The new mobile application is entitled Game of You.  This new gamification startup aims to take users on a stimulating quest to promote wellness and discover a deeper view [...]

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One Teacher’s Quest To Gamifying Math

Before ‘Gamification’, There Was MathLand It’s been an incredible journey for gamification – from a fringe concept to Gartner hype potential to being the source of considerable innovation in customer loyalty and employee engagement programs worldwide. We are extremely proud of being a part of this development and are always happy to share stories about [...]

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ExactTarget Uses Game-Based Learning To Train Sales Force

How does an enterprise keep a far-flung sales force continually up-to-date regarding new products? Scott Thomas, the director of product enablement for ExactTarget, faced this very challenge. ExactTarget (@ExactTarget) is a leading cloud-based marketing platform that is used by major brands like Nike and Coca-Cola. It is comprehensive in its approach that it focuses on [...]

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Gamify Your Feet With Boogio

This Smart Shoe Will Enhance Your Gaming Or Tell You More About Your Health With many questioning personal fitness tracker viability, Boogio by  REFLX Labs is a literal leap in wearable tech. It is, essentially, a sensor that uses your feet as a controller. As reported by Polygon, Boogio uses in-sole pressure sensors and an accelerometer clip to [...]

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