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Platform to Playform: The Gamification of Civic Action

by Founder at D8A, Appfrica on Oct 15, 2013

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“Game designers are the experts in motivating people and getting them to do repetitive stuff,” says Microtask CEO Wili Miettinen. ...

“Game designers are the experts in motivating people and getting them to do repetitive stuff,” says Microtask CEO Wili Miettinen.

Science isn’t so great at getting people to care.
Civil Society isn’t so great at raising money.
Humanitarians groups aren’t great at either.

What if in-game actions mapped to real-world outcomes?

This postulates what tools like Flowminder, Ushahidi, Reddit, Storyful, Crowdflower, MetaLayer, open data and others might accomplish if coupled with a game layer of abstraction.

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