Engaginglab / Gamification

What happend…?

Do you remember these times? They were exciting, right? Every day there was a challenge. We were like Indiana Jones junior who had to fill the white gaps at our imaginary map.

So, frankly, what happened? Did we really filled up all these white gaps already? Did we solve every quest and did we really overcome all challenges? Which time did we became librarians instead of explorers?

We still have the thrill of a good challenge, the desire to win, haven’t we? And if the allure of these impulses is somehow wired into human nature (and I belive it is), what happened to reality?

Hey, it is right, we are grown up. But we are still the same species and the world is still complex, challenging and full of quests, riddles, surprises and fun. And I bet that there is still a princess out there that has to be saved from the dragon. Probably the look different nowadays – but hey, that’s magic 🙂

I just wanted to share this with you and to announce my personal life-task:

“Once in a while to lead us back to these exciting experiences. I’ll look for ways to conform exisiting procedures with our natural desire to master objectives. And perhaps I’ll even find your personal platform 9¾ at King’s Cross Station.”

For any other advice just follow your kids…

(Roman is the Founder & CEO of Engaginglab (engaginglab.com), a company that transports ‘game-design-thinking’ combined with ‘motivational & behavior psychology’ into reality.)
“Gamification works by showing a path to mastery and autonomy, by helping to solve problems step by step, and by taking advantage of humans psychological predisposition to engage in gaming.” – Roman Rackwitz (roman@engaginglab.com)

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