Ian Bogost's "Gamification is Bullshit" post today (with which, for the record, I largely concur.) This is one of my favorite responses. The whole essay is fantastic, but I want to take a second to point out something of an aside of Mr. Nelson's:
"...perhaps we could also read from the large body of research in areas like cognitive behavioral therapy, which includes a lot of thinking on quite relevant questions, such as how to use extrinsic interventions in a way that guides a user towards intrinsic motivation, rather than making them dependent on Skinner-box-like motivational approaches"
09 August, 2011