The Gamification Report Blog

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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Creating a Successful Gamified Learning Program Podcast adult learning corporate training gamification instructional design podcast Feb 13, 2021

In addition to being host of The Gamification Quest Podcast, Monica enjoys being a guest on the occasional instructional design podcast herself.  Earlier this week, Monica joined Dr. Ginger Malin on BadgeCert's StreetCred podcast to discuss applied learning, the future of the...

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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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What Haunted Houses Can Teach Us About Adult Learning Design behavioral science game design gamification motivation narrative Oct 31, 2020

by Jonathan Peters, PhD
Chief Motivation Officer, Sententia Gamification

“It’s not gross; it’s slime.” the goblin kept saying as he touched our faces with something while we were bottle-necked in a dark, tight hallway. We were a group of undergrads giggling through our fear...

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Five Steps for Creating Successful Gamified Learning Programs adult learning business objectives corporate training game design gamification Oct 05, 2020

Jonathan Peters, PhD
CMO, Sententia Gamification

There is an oft-quoted and perhaps overused prediction by Gartner that 80 percent of gamification efforts are destined for failure. (At least that was the prediction in 2014.) Given the prevalence of the Pareto Principle (80/20 Rule), we could...

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