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Taking gamification to the next level
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Computing Science.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Gamification is the concept of applying game-design thinking to non-game applications to make them more fun and engaging. It has become a big trend in many industries today. The area is still new and the amount of gamified systems is constantly growing. The importance of gamification is controversial. Some say it is a meaningless buzzword, while others say it is a world changing concept.

This thesis aims to describe gamification, how and why it works and proposes a way to take gamification to the next level. The basic building blocks are explained in detail and after reading this thesis, developers should have a general idea of why they should invest in gamifying their systems and services. They should also have learned how to do this satisfactory.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012.
Series
UMNAD, 914
National Category
Engineering and Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-58060OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-58060DiVA: diva2:546713
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Dohi Sweden
Educational program
Bachelor of Science Programme in Computing Science
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Technology
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Available from: 2012-08-24 Created: 2012-08-24 Last updated: 2012-09-07Bibliographically approved

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