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Disassembling gamification: the effects of points and meaning on user motivation and performance

Mekler, Elisa D. and Brühlmann, Florian and Opwis, Klaus and Tuch, Alexandre N.. (2013) Disassembling gamification: the effects of points and meaning on user motivation and performance. In: CHI '13 extended abstracts on human factors in computing systems, CHI '13. New York, pp. 1137-1142.

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Abstract

Interest in gamification is growing steadily. But as the underlying mechanisms of gamification are not well understood yet, a closer examination of a gamified activity’s meaning and individual game design elements may provide more insights. We examine the effects of points – a basic element of gamification, – and meaningful framing – acknowledging participants’ contribution to a scientific cause, – on intrinsic motivation and performance in an online image annotation task. Based on these findings, we discuss implications and opportunities for future research on gamification.
Faculties and Departments:07 Faculty of Psychology > Departement Psychologie > Forschungsbereich Persönlichkeits- und Entwicklungspsychologie > Allgemeine Psychologie und Methodologie (Opwis)
UniBasel Contributors:Opwis, Klaus and Tuch, Alexandre N and Mekler, Elisa D and Brühlmann, Florian
Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item, refereed
Conference or workshop item Subtype:Conference Paper
Publisher:ACM
ISBN:978-1-4503-1952-2
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Conference paper
Language:English
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Last Modified:07 May 2018 09:00
Deposited On:13 Sep 2013 07:58

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