The Search Game

on Jul 19, 2011
Social search is a topic near and dear to my heart, but one that I haven't really though about too much from a gaming/gamification perspective. But perhaps there's something to be gained from such a pursuit. I want to use this post to float some...

Explicating gamification: Reflections on CHI 2011...

on May 14, 2011
Last week I had a great time participating in the Gamification workshop at the 2011 annual CHI Conference. After having some time to digest, I wanted to post a quick summary of the experience and some thoughts on where it appears the conversation...

Gaming the education system

on Mar 4, 2011
Posts have been less frequent than we'd like here at Motivate.Play lately, and it's high time to change that. But we can't let Travis' coverage of GDC take up the whole spotlight (just kidding...he's doing an awesome job). So while he's off covering...

Government Uses of Games and Virtual Worlds

on Jan 23, 2011
Back in the autumn Byron Reeves, James Scarborough, Leighton Read and myself co-authored a briefing paper for the Science and Technology Policy Institute, part of the White House OSTP.  The piece was made public this week and – blatant...

Know Thyself... And Then What?: Using Games to Pr...

on Jan 15, 2011
We’re hardly two weeks into 2011 and, undoubtedly, many of us are already struggling to maintain a hold on our New Year’s resolutions.Every year we make new promises to ourselves to take X in moderation or to do Y more often. But it seems we...