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Designing for engagement using gamification in mobile applications
Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science.
Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Creating engaging applications can be difficult and challenging. In a constantly evolvingworld of technology, more and more daily activities provides us with reward. Moreand more people play games, at home, on the buss, on the train. More and more peopleexperience the spark of joy as they are rewarded and motivated to perform better, toprogress.

This thesis presents the design and development of an application prototype used in awildlife park to enhance and promote engagement using elements of gamification. Gamificationis a term that has risen in popularity the last couple of years. With the use ofsimple game elements one can transform otherwise mundane applications into somethingengaging.Here we discuss and present the different aspects of designing an application usinggamification, as well as an evaluation of engagement and usability following conventionaland established means of user testing and engagement measuring.

It is concluded that gamification elements can indeed be used to achieve high engagement.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 65 p.
Keyword [en]
Engagement, design, gamification, wildlife park
National Category
Computer Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-129530ISRN: LIU-IDA/LITH-EX-A--16/001--SEOAI: diva2:940167
External cooperation
Kolmården Wildlife Park
Subject / course
Computer Engineering
Available from: 2016-06-29 Created: 2016-06-20 Last updated: 2016-06-29Bibliographically approved

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