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What is gamification ? Serious games ?

“Gamification is the application of game-design elements and game principles in non-game contexts.” - Wikipedia
A set of activities and processes to solve problems by using or applying the characteristics of game elements. Gamification commonly employs game design elements to improve :
  • User engagement
  • Organizational productivity
  • Flow
  • Learning
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Employee recruitment and evaluation
  • Ease of use
  • Usefulness of systems
  • ...
A collection of research on gamification shows that a majority of studies on gamification find it has positive effects on individuals.
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