By: Leroy Mason, Global Chief Technologist, Applications Innovation Services, Hewlett Packard Company Gartner’s article on Hype Cycle for Application Services 2013 is rich with predictions about products, platforms and architectures woven into the...
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That is a great sentence and the core of gamifications many benefits - strive for outcomes not inputs. Logical and simple right? Not so much as it turns out.
We collect and gather things easier than we value them. This post points out how difficult it can be to focus IT development without a gamified construct. I would make the same point for Internet marketing.
The more focused on RESULTS the better we are in the highly relative world of Internet marketing. Relativity teachers that where we are and how we see influences what we see. True for Internet marketing too.
How can any system overcome its own Heisenberg problem - the act of observation changes what is being observed - simple gamify it and the point is if not moot at least rendered harmless.
Games focus competitionon a cherished result. Relativity says what we think is cherished today may be tomorrow's junk. Guess what? If your game systems are flexible and fast enough creeping relativity doesn't matter. You make your money back and then some as you move your camp to the next challenge.
So strive for outcomes not inputs and read my Gamification: Winning Hearts, Minds and Loyalty Online white paper: