Although both kinds of motivation work and can be combined to produce improved results, many studies have shown that extrinsic motivation can undermine intrinsic motivation. Therefore, if rewards are offered to someone that was intrinsically motivated to do something, they might as a result lose part of this intrinsic motivation and begin to enjoy the activity less. This means that such player will not be as motivated to play the same game if a reward is not avail…
…g pizza every day may be a fun challenge, but it’s not what is expected from a gameful application. So how are gameful experiences afforded with gamification without imposing rules that will restrict the most efficient means of achieving the intended real-world goals? Looking at current examples of gamification, we can identify three different approaches: focusing on other design elements instead of challenges, adding challenges that indirectly help achieve the main goal, or reframing existing challenges.
It’s finally 5:00. You don’t have to pick up the kids today. Your parents are watching them for the evening. You went to years of therapy because you resent your parents, but hope they can do a better job raising your kids for you.
…le rush through their work without thinking about their ultimate goal — what success means to them. This is especially pernicious because many people unthinkingly work towards climbing the career ladder without considering if it’s what they really want.