Since the original deadline was cut very close to the end of the winter holidays, CHI decided to extend the allowed deadline for all workshop submissions. You can submit (or resubmit) your papers to the CHI 2015 Workshop “Gamifying Research” until January 19, 2015.
CHI PLAY, now in its second year in London, is an international and interdisciplinary conference by the ACM Special Interest Group Computer-Human Interaction for researchers and professionals across all areas of play, games and human-computer interaction (HCI) working in “player-computer interaction”. Continue reading
After our successful workshops at CHI 2011 and CHI 2013, we’re happy to continue our bi-annual tradition and announce the CHI 2015 workshop “Gamifying Research“, taking place in Seoul, Korea on November 19, 2015. Submission deadline is January
2 5, 2015. Read on for the full Call for Participation, and find a linkable version here.
Flow – a state of optimal experience characterized being fully focused and engaged in an activity – has been regarded as one of the most important psychological outcomes of gamification and games. It is most commonly understood to comprise of nine dimensions: challenge-skill-balance, clear goals, control, (immediate) feedback, autotelic experience,loss of self-consciousness, time transformation, concentration, and merging action-awareness. Currently, there are few studies investigating flow particularly in the context of gamification (See Hamari, Koivisto & Sarsa, 2014) and therefore there is little knowledge as to which dimensions of flow would be especially emergent in the context of flow. To this end we conducted a two-fold study: 1) We investigated the salience of the different dimensions of flow in gamification and 2) the psychometric properties of the DFS-2 flow measurement instrument. Continue reading
The study by Mekler and colleagues doesn’t disprove the undermining potential of gamification: It shows that simplistic debates whether gamification “does” or “doesn’t work” are obsolete – as are mere effect studies. From this point on, without proper theories and mediation studies testing them, gamification research won’t learn anything new or important. Continue reading