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How do you want to make people feel?

  17th October, 2018 By An Coppens

One of the things I have been mentioning a lot lately whilst speaking at HR and learning related conferences is that gamification and game design is as much about how you want people to feel while interacting with you as well as the process. I quote one of my inspirations Jane McGonigal in my slides

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Will voice commands take over?

  15th October, 2018 By An Coppens

Our most recent addition of family gadgets is an Echo dot, the Amazon device that does all sorts of random things for you based on voice commands. I have been meaning to test it for some time, mainly with the objective to find ways of creating interesting learning experiences. My partner questioned

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GamiCon 2018 post event reflections

  10th October, 2018 By An Coppens

If you have been following my social media, then you know I was at GamiCon 2018 in Chicago, USA, a co-located event with Online Learning Conference from Training Magazine. My good friends Monica Cor

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Popularity contests as the dark side of gamification

  3rd October, 2018 By An Coppens

If you have been reading my blog for some time, you know my aversion for things like leaderboards in places where confidence building is more important. Yet in a lot of our social media channels, popularity contests are rife and there isn't even a leaderboard in sight. I see playing towards populari

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Why understanding the process is key for gamification design

  1st October, 2018 By An Coppens

Gamification design is often applied to a business process and in order to come up with an engaging design, we need to understand the process in quite high-level detail. Explaining why understanding the process is key for good gamification design is not always easy. Our clients will on occasion 

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Too much of an earn more time game mechanic

  28th September, 2018 By An Coppens

As a gamification designer, I play games regularly to find out what works and could potentially transfer to gamification. Occasionally I find a game I keep playing for a bit longer than essential research. I am playing a game called Homescapes for a

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What are you doing towards global goals?

  24th September, 2018 By An Coppens

The week of the 22nd to the 29th of September is Global Goals Week. In case you are not sure what this is about, check out the 17 goals world leaders agreed upon in 2015 to make the world better by 2030.  Hence my question to all of you what are you doing t

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Working together towards achieving goals

  21st September, 2018 By An Coppens

In all companies, I see working together towards achieving goals as very central to the work organisations and its people carry out. In all of my career, I seem to have been supporting those kinds of pursuits whether it was through training, change management consulting, learning design, coaching an

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Do you learn better when you feel part of a community?

  19th September, 2018 By An Coppens

As a continuous learner about all sorts of different topics, I often want to deep dive on my own, but then tap into a community once I have practical questions. This morning I read a book about learning (yes all 10 chapters in one sitting, thanks to the art of speedreading) and it made the claim tha

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How to build a business case for gamification?

  17th September, 2018 By An Coppens

In a corporate environment, we often get asked to help influencers on how they can build a business case for gamification. A gamification project will require typically an investment that will raise a few questions as to whether this is money spent wisely or not. It is, therefore, a good practice to

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