The Gamification Report Blog

Juke Box Hero adult learning behavioral science corporate training e-learning game design gamification Jan 04, 2022

When Foreigner’s song Juke Box Hero plays, I’m instantly transported to a camp meeting in British Columbia when I was 14. It was the first time I kissed a girl with braces. Her older sister had a driver’s license and was playing Foreigner while driving us away from the...

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Why Would a Lord Leap? behavioral science gamification instructional design Jan 03, 2022

Jonathan Peters, PhD
Chief Motivation Officer

Perhaps the bigger question is why would 10 lords be leaping? Is it because of the lizard in the living room? Or a lusty look from a lover? Perhaps they’re competing to be on the leaderboard in a leaping league.  

In learning and...

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magic adult learning behavioral science corporate training gamification instructional design Dec 25, 2021

by Jonathan Peters, PhD
Chief Motivation Officer

When I was in second grade, there were 4 Jonathans. One, of course, got to go by Jon, one got Jonathan, one had to settle for Jonny, and since I have two first names, I was labeled “Pete.” And I was called Pete all the way through high...

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Virtual Meals to Form a Magic Circle of Creativity, Challenge, and Collaboration behavioral science game design gamification motivation Jun 12, 2021

With live events, we enter a magic circle that is difficult to replicate with virtual events, (as you know as you’ve attended numerous online meetings, classes, and events this past 18 months).

We’ve done a ton of research and found that a combination of platforms allows us to...

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Do Demographic Differences Influence Your Gamification Designs? behavioral science game design gamification instructional design Mar 31, 2021

We academic types are often critical of studies. In this case, the study I want to explore with you was a self-selected group of people self-reporting on an online survey. So, not very scientific, but some interesting things surfaced that impact the design of gamified learning programs.


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Backward Day - Is it Time to Rip Up the Rule Book? behavioral science business objectives game design gamification motivation Feb 01, 2021

Backward Day is a fun day that encourages us to do things in an order that we would not usually do them. For example, we just ate dessert for dinner. A wonderful reversal of fortune. An unexpected eruption of hot chocolate and ice cream from an innocuous offering on the menu labeled simply as a...

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It's National Puzzle Day behavioral science game design gamification motivation Jan 29, 2021

Puzzles are often overlooked by the gamification community. Let's use this day to think about adding puzzles into our programs. 

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