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Gamification in UX

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We invite you to a night of networking and discussion on the design principles of gamification. Admission is free, catering is served! Thanks to PA Consulting for sponsoring.

Gamification or Gameful Design has been an increasingly popular approach for improving the user’s motivation and experience when interacting with digital applications. As a result, the number of gameful designers has been steadily increasing in the past years, as well as the reports of successful gamification projects. Today the method of gamification is widely used in design since it is thought to help to solve many problems in UX. The appropriate use of gamification and well-chosen game mechanics can become a valuable tool for UX designers on the way to increasing user engagement of the product as well as conversion rates.

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Gamification is defined in HCI as “the use of game design elements in non-game contexts”. Adding game elements to make an interface fun, understandable and enjoyable can improve the user experience. Done right, it has shown to significantly increase engagement and conversion because people are driven by competition, curiosity and a determination to succeed, and these are all elements that can be applied to non-gaming contexts. Problem-solving, challenges, discovery, and immersion are examples of game mechanics that make an experience much more enjoyable.

Gamification offers you as the designer a huge array of game mechanics that you can employ in order to make your gamified features fun and exciting for your players. However, it’s important to choose a mix of features so as to support the mission of the business, and in a careful way -- paying attention to the exact needs and nature of what is involved -- whilst ensuring that players aren’t overwhelmed because of too many features.

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So come join us at this discussion to hear from experienced professionals their take on this technique. Learn of their applications and adaptations from missteps. The discussion will be useful for User Experience professionals, students and enthusiasts alike, who want to be informed of gameful designs that offer unique feature sets for engaging users longer than imaginable.

Meet the speakers:

[1] Andrzej Marczewski is a Gamification Consultant & Designer. Senior Solution Consultant at Motivait. Founder and blogger at Gamified UK. Judge for the 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Serious Play Awards. Keynote speaker on gamification at events including Gamification World Congress 2013 / 2014 /2015, CGCloud, SocialNow in Portugal, Ark Group annual conference and others. Awarded "Best Contribution to the Gamification Industry" at the 2016 Gamification World Congress. Since 2011, he has been involved in all things gamification, has been voted one of the top 3 gamification experts in the world by Gamification World Congress four years running and winning the accolade in 2016.

Andrzej will give talk on using gamification to ensure user centric design, considering player type lenses and more.

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