Gamification Creates Process
In order to work efficiently and stay motivated, human mind needs a few things:
- It needs to know the goal: what needs to be done, how it can be done, and why it should be done.
- It needs to know that the task is not infinite. Ideally, the time of completion should be known and not too far in the future. Tangible representations of progress are the second best thing.
- It needs to know, rather than expect or guess, what the outcome will be. The results should be predictable and beneficial.
Continue reading Why Gamification Works? Part 1: Process creation
Working on a project and suddenly found yourself at a loss? Hit a dead end road? Right now you’re probably thinking what’s wrong. And the potential causes of project failure are innumerable.
Are you confused with the roles within the project? Is the planning too complex? Fighting low morale? Running out of time? Cannot manage the team? You name it. There’s an awful lot of things that might have gone wrong.
Continue reading Causes of Project Failure: Project Management
Bad news for developers – they may have some problems with low job satisfaction in IT. Now, a small question: who works in finances, telecommunication or government as a developer, please raise your hands.
Continue reading 5 Causes of Low Job Satisfaction in IT
We are happy to announce, that our beta API was released today!
The main goals to release an API was:
- you want to integrate your custom tools and
- to handle other popular integrations we are not supporting yet.
Continue reading First GetBadges API was released!
It’s been some time since Stack Overflow published its yearly report on developers and their work. The opinions of more than 50 thousand programmers, developers, software engineers and others, create a comprehensive picture of IT today. It also shows that IT needs gamification.
We take a quick look at it through GetBadges-green-tinted glasses.
Continue reading IT Needs Gamification. Conclusions on Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2016
Let’s take a short break from gamification of IT project development. A future programmer may stumble upon gamification also during his education in the field of programming. I found for you 12 platforms that help learn programming.
What can be observed recently is a growing awareness about coding, its importance in the near future and the fact that probably it is to become yet another indispensable skill in a person’s resume. Today we’ll take a look at some educational platforms that help learn coding through gamification.
Due to this fact, programming is gaining more and more attention of people who are conscious of tomorrow. That’s s why we can see the abundance of educational platforms which aim to learn programming in an intuitive and rewarding way. To do their job they gamify the educational process.
Continue reading 12 gamification platforms that help learn programming
Welcome to the badge apprentice guide. I’ve already explained to you why gamification is such a great tool, but this the time we are about to go a little bit into the details.
I would like to introduce you to our system of badges. Hopefully you will get to know them better after this post. I will describe each standard badge you will meet throughout the game, as well as the badge creator. Shall we begin?
Continue reading Understanding badges in our gamification platform
Gamification now and then
Since the dawn of history games played a significant role in human’s life. Their main goal was to provide entertainment, relaxation, bring relief to pains and sorrows after a hard day spent on plowing a field or conquering another medieval village. Well, fortunately, in XXI C. games and entertainment have been successfully implemented in slightly different areas of life.
Continue reading The influence of gamification on IT employees’ motivation