Wikipedia is Gamified: Prove me wrong
From Ewan McAndrew
Perhaps we are reluctant to think that Wikipedia is gamified, being a serious encyclopedia. But does Wikipedia contain game mechanics in its different spaces?
As a final university project, I was determined to use Gamification (apply game design elements into non-game contexts) on Wikipedia. That lead me to investigate which aspects of Wikipedia could be identified as “game mechanics”.
Indeed, I discovered various elements that could be seen as Gamification which were key to sustain editors’ motivation.
In the end, I designed a small Gamification Proposal with three activities.
If you want to know more or even prove Wikipedia is not gamified, come and enjoy this talk!Session Outcomes
- Learn what gamification is.
- Learn why gamification is so powerful in building community health.
- Learn what elements are found to be gamified inside Wikipedia.
- Understand how difficult gamification actually is and how it could be applied.