Beyond the Badge: Engaging With Game Design Thinking

A session at Big Design Conference 2011

Saturday 16th July, 2011

4:00pm to 5:00pm (CST)

“Gamificiation” is the process of applying game design maxims to non-game systems in order to drive user engagement, influence behavior and improve the user experience of digital products and services. The buzz surrounding gamification is currently reaching critical mass in our industry with the bulk of attention directed to points & badges but there’s more to unlock. Much more. By examining the tools game designers use to incentivize and motivate players and mapping these tools to their psychological underpinnings we can arm ourselves with a model for architecting user engagement, directing behavior and satisfying business goals.

This timely lecture is appropriate for anyone looking to level up their understanding of gamification and game design thinking. Attendees will learn about game design fundamentals, engagement models, metrics and measurements, feedback loops, player personas, flow states, motivation drivers, high level mechanics/dynamics and techniques for incorporating game design thinking into your design processes.

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Dustin DiTommaso

Experience Design Director, Mad*Pow

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Time 4:00pm5:00pm CST

Date Sat 16th July 2011

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