Gamification: Using Game Design Elements in Non-Gaming Contexts

by Sebastian Deterding, Miguel Sicart, Lennart E Nacke, Kenton O’Hara, Dan Dixon
Abstract:
“Gamification” is an informal umbrella term for the use of video game elements in non-gaming systems to improve user experience (UX) and user engagement. The recent introduction of ‘gamified’ applications to large audiences promises new additions to the existing rich and diverse research on the heuristics, design patterns and dynamics of games and the positive UX they provide. However, what is lacking for a next step forward is the integration of this precise diversity of research endeavors. Therefore, this workshop brings together practitioners and researchers to develop a shared understanding of existing approaches and findings around the gamification of information systems, and identify key synergies, opportunities, and questions for future research.
Reference:
Gamification: Using Game Design Elements in Non-Gaming Contexts (Sebastian Deterding, Miguel Sicart, Lennart E Nacke, Kenton O’Hara, Dan Dixon), In Proceedings of CHI EA 2011, ACM, 2011.
Bibtex Entry:
@inproceedings{deterding2011gamification,
abstract = {"Gamification" is an informal umbrella term for the use of video game elements in non-gaming systems to improve user experience (UX) and user engagement. The recent introduction of 'gamified' applications to large audiences promises new additions to the existing rich and diverse research on the heuristics, design patterns and dynamics of games and the positive UX they provide. However, what is lacking for a next step forward is the integration of this precise diversity of research endeavors. Therefore, this workshop brings together practitioners and researchers to develop a shared understanding of existing approaches and findings around the gamification of information systems, and identify key synergies, opportunities, and questions for future research.},
address = {Vancouver, BC, Canada},
author = {Deterding, Sebastian and Sicart, Miguel and Nacke, Lennart E and O'Hara, Kenton and Dixon, Dan},
booktitle = {Proceedings of CHI EA 2011},
doi = {10.1145/1979742.1979575},
organization = {ACM},
pages = {2425--2428},
publisher = {ACM},
title = {{Gamification: Using Game Design Elements in Non-Gaming Contexts}},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1979742.1979575},
year = {2011}
}

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