Gamification by Design: Implementing Game Mechanics in Web and Mobile Apps

Gamification by Design: Implementing Game Mechanics in Web and Mobile Apps
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  • eBook:
    Gamification by Design: Implementing Game Mechanics in Web and Mobile Apps
  • Author:
    Gabe Zichermann, Christopher Cunningham
  • Edition:
    1 edition
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  • Data:
    August 22, 2011
  • ISBN:
    1449397670
  • ISBN-13:
    9781449397678
  • Language:
    English
  • Pages:
    182 pages
  • Format:
    PDF

Book Description
What do Foursquare, Zynga, Nike+, and Groupon have in common? These and many other brands use gamification to deliver a sticky, viral, and engaging experience to their customers. This book provides the design strategy and tactics you need to integrate game mechanics into any kind of consumer-facing website or mobile app. Learn how to use core game concepts, design patterns, and meaningful code samples to a create fun and captivating social environment.
Whether you're an executive, developer, producer, or product specialist, Gamification by Design will show you how game mechanics can help you build customer loyalty.
  • Discover the motivational framework game designers use to segment and engage consumers
  • Understand core game mechanics such as points, badges, levels, challenges, and leaderboards
  • Engage your consumers with reward structures, positive reinforcement, and feedback loops
  • Combine game mechanics with social interaction for activities such as collecting, gifting, heroism, and status
  • Dive into case studies on Nike and Yahoo!, and analyze interactions at Google, Facebook, and Zynga
  • Get the architecture and code to gamify a basic consumer site, and learn how to use mainstream gamification APIs from Badgeville

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