Definitions

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  • n. use of gameplay mechanics for non-game applications

Etymologies

gam(e) +‎ -ification (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Companies are realizing that "gamification" -- using the same mechanics that hook gamers -- is an effective way to generate business.

    Fortune Tech: Technology blogs, news and analysis from Fortune Magazine

  • Mr. Edmonds was dismissive of the idea of "gamification"—so that suffers of chronic conditions would get some kind of reward; say, measure your temperature four times in a week and unlock a badge to post on social networks.

    Health Care Is Next Frontier for Big Data

  • What is emerging in all areas of consumer technology is a process known as gamification – from global-positioning software to financial services websites, everything is becoming more game-like, because we as a species like to play.

    3D games enter a new generation

  • Now traditional companies are building loyalty for their websites using so-called gamification techniques.

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

  • Samsung is embracing a business trend called gamification, which takes elements from games and applies them to other settings.

    NYT > Home Page

  • The app is an entertaining addition to the Manhattan walking tour and an example of an increasingly popular concept in the technology world called gamification.

    NYT > Home Page

  • British games veterans are helping to shape the future of interactive TV, the growth of 3D technology and the pervasive "gamification" of consumer products and services in every area of business.

    U-turn on computer games tax relief may lead to a dead end

  • It even has a name, gamification, meaning using game frameworks and mechanics for real-life, often boring tasks.

    Faster Forward: Games meet real life

  • I think the problem essentially lies in that "gamification" does the opposite of what one should feel during the process.

    Slashdot: Games

  • DICE and Long Now Foundation about the "gamification" of everything.

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