3 years, 4 months ago

Gartner Redefines Gamification

Gamification is often loosely defined, leading to market confusion, inflated expectations and implementation failures. An updated definition is required to clarify what gamification is, and what it is not. Gartner is redefining gamification as “the use of game mechanics and experience design to digitally engage and motivate people to achieve their goals” The key elements […]

3 years, 4 months ago

G-A-M-I-F-Y has (almost) Arrived!

My new book GAMIFY is about to be released (April 8), but in fact, the hard copy version is already shipping on Amazon.com. To celebrate, I’m offering 20 copies (digital or hardcover) to the first 20 people who post on Twitter with the hashtag #GartnerGamify. After you post your tweet, make sure to follow me […]

3 years, 7 months ago

Emerging Technologies Open New Horizons for Gamification

Gamification often combines real and virtual world experiences, but most often the interface is a limited to the capabilities of a smartphone or a wearable monitor such as the Nike+ FuelBand. Advances in human interface technologies such as head mounted displays, augmented reality, natural language interfaces and gesture control are beginning to provide entirely new […]

3 years, 7 months ago

The Limits of Gamification in the Workplace

In the Wall Street Journal article, “The ‘Gamification’ of the Office Approaches”, Farhad Manjoo is justifiably concerned about the growing trend for managers to try to turn work into a game by simply adding points, badges and leaderboards. Manjoo observes, “Getting people to do things they don’t really want to do turns out to be […]

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6 years, 6 months ago

What’s Next: The Gamification of Everything

Gamification is set to become a important trend, impacting many areas of business and society.  Gamification can be described as the application of game mechanics to non-game environments.  The gamification of social networking and location based services as exemplified by Foursquare, Gowalla and SCVNGR are probably the most recognizable with badges, mayorships and rewards offered […]

7 years, 2 months ago

EA Summit London – That’s a Wrap!

We closed out another great EA Summit in London yesterday!  Dave Aron delivered an insightful talk on how to leverage business model analogies to bring some new ideas to the business strategy planning table.  And to wrap it up, Andy Kyte discussed how to overhaul a bloated application portfolio and of course applied all of […]

7 years, 3 months ago

EA Summit London – Day One

We’ve had a great kick-off today to the EA Summit in London.  Nick Gall presented on Hybrid Thinking and how to apply this approach to build up solutions rather than decompose problems.  This is an entirely new way of looking at enterprise architecture and will be a major focus of our research in the future.  […]

7 years, 3 months ago

Welcome EA Summit London

Despite threats from the ash cloud, we’ve arrived and successfully kick-off the EA Summit in London this morning.  We’ve got a tremendous agenda lined up that I’m sure people will find the conference enlightening.  I’m especially looking forward to meeting with conference delegates, vendors and colleagues over the next couple of days at the EA […]

7 years, 4 months ago

EA Summit Las Vegas – Day Three

We’ve just wrapped up the EA Summit in Las Vegas and it seems to have been a very positive experience for everyone. The Gartner analysts and our case study speakers were very happy with the level of sophistication of the audience – great questions, comments and challenges.  Many attendees had positive comments on both the […]

7 years, 4 months ago

EA Summit Las Vegas – Day Two

Day two was jam packed with content from both Gartner analysts and case studies.  I personally led a round table session on innovation with a group of about ten people which led to some amazing insights, the most interesting was a discussion on how to build a passion for innovation in an organization.  Andy Kyte […]

7 years, 4 months ago

EA Summit Las Vegas – Day One

The EA Summit in Vegas kicked off yesterday with a great presentation from Gartner analyst Nick Gall who introduced Hybrid Thinking.  Nick posits that enterprise architects need a new paradigm to deal with wicked problems and has taken some of the best ideas from the Design Thinking approach and applied them to EA. Several tweeters […]