Tag : game mechanics

Does gameplay have the power to heal?
2 years, 10 months ago 0

After studying Personal Metrics for a while, I’ve realized that creating products or services that are rooted in Personal Metrics is very similar to designing games. I should note that I am not a game designer, however, I am fascinated with the psychology and neuropsychology of how game mechanics affect us as emotionally responsive beings. [...]

Using Personal Metrics to drive workplace performance
3 years ago 0
Posted in: Business, Gaming

The idea that measuring behavior can drive behavior is central to game mechanics. By providing players with performance cues, the player alters their behavior to get to the next reward. But can this concept that has been adopted by verticals such as health, fitness, and finance thrive in the workplace to motivate employees and drive [...]

Jawbone UP - A wristband to deliver personal metrics on your health
3 years ago 0

If you’ve been following this discovery of Personal Metrics, you know that I’m fascinated with the power of data to change our behavior. Understanding the impact of our actions is critical to behavior modification. Today at TED Global, the team at Jawbone a new hardware and software system that I am very excited about. We [...]

3 years, 5 months ago 0
Posted in: Green

The personal debt crisis that many Americans are facing is becoming unmanageable and life-changing. First, people lose sight of their total debt picture. They have no idea what their true debt is because all the information is decentralized and often difficult to access. Second, people begin to believe that paying off their debt is impossible. [...]

4 years, 2 months ago 0
Posted in: Gaming

Over the last 18 months, the element of gaming on Facebook has seen exponential growth. According to Bloomberg, Facebook is the world’s largest gaming portal with 100 million users. One popular game on Facebook called Farmville has more players than Twitter accounts. Zynga, the two year old company that creates games, including Farmville, expects annual [...]