Reality Mining at Cogito

on Oct 31, 2012
Cogito Health is a young technology startup based in Charlestown, MA developing tools for real-time monitoring of customer engagement. Though their way of operationalizing engagement differs in marked ways from the game-centric way we usually...

A Dark Future for Gamification?

on Oct 10, 2012
Gamification can be a powerful tool, but also a locus of debate. Is it the perfect way to help us become better versions of ourselves, making beneficial but uninteresting tasks more engaging? Or is the gamification carrot not as healthy as we think,...

Behavior-Change Gaming – An interview with Michael...

on Aug 28, 2012
As part of MP’s coverage of last March’s GDC conference, I discussed a few interesting sessions on the growing application of games, game mechanics, and player psychology to behavior change projects and interventions.  One such session included...

Gamification: Response to a Rant

on Sep 14, 2011
Oh, gamification, you've been quite the hot topic here on MotivatePlay, though (I would like to think) this has more to do with gamification's popularity in the media at large lately than a bias on our part. Whatever the case, we have tried to...

Better, Stronger, Faster: How Games Will Change Wh...

on Jul 27, 2011
For a few years now I’ve been interested in the idea of cybernetic systems – that is, systems of information communication and control that typically include a human controller, a machine enhancement, and regulatory feedback between the two....