Life isshould be a game<br />Read this book.<br />
We’d always have a clear goal<br />Photo by slworking2 via Flickr<br />
We’d get better instructions<br />Photo by slworking2 via Flickr<br />
Our failures would be less costly<br />Photo by Etolane via Flickr<br />
We’d receive clear feedback<br />Photo by The Rocketeer via Flickr<br />
We’d feel a sense of progress<br />Photo by Danielle Scott via Flickr<br />
Games are better<br />
Games can make US better<br />
68%<br />of Americans in the past 2 weeks<br />
Wikipedia has taken 100 million mental hours to build<br />That’s only 5 days of World of Warcraft<br />
+1<br />Presenter Power<br />Harness that mental energy:Design games thatchange the world!<br />
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5 Reasons Why Life Should Be a Video Game

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Would life be better if it was a video game? This ode to the ideas of Jane McGonigal lists 5 ways in which games are better than real life. It shows a few examples of applying game theory to help solve real-world problems. I presented this at UX Waterloo's 7-Minute Soapbox event in March 2011.

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5 Reasons Why Life Should Be a Video Game

  1. Life isshould be a game<br />Read this book.<br />
  2. We’d always have a clear goal<br />Photo by slworking2 via Flickr<br />
  3. We’d get better instructions<br />Photo by slworking2 via Flickr<br />
  4. Our failures would be less costly<br />Photo by Etolane via Flickr<br />
  5. We’d receive clear feedback<br />Photo by The Rocketeer via Flickr<br />
  6. We’d feel a sense of progress<br />Photo by Danielle Scott via Flickr<br />
  7. Games are better<br />
  8. Games can make US better<br />
  9. 68%<br />of Americans in the past 2 weeks<br />
  10. Wikipedia has taken 100 million mental hours to build<br />That’s only 5 days of World of Warcraft<br />
  11. +1<br />Presenter Power<br />Harness that mental energy:Design games thatchange the world!<br />

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