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Gamification for Product Excellence

By : Mike Hyzy, Bret Wardle
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Gamification for Product Excellence

By: Mike Hyzy, Bret Wardle

Overview of this book

Are you trying to build a product that your audience loves to use? Game mechanics and psychology have been used for decades to increase engagement, convert users to buyers, and increase audience retention. Learning when and where to implement these tools can take your product from the middle of the pack to a must-have! This book begins by helping you get a clear understanding of gamification, its key concepts, and how product managers can leverage it to drive user engagement in non-game scenarios. As you progress through the chapters, you’ll learn different gamification frameworks, mechanics, and elements with structured ways to implement them while designing a successful gamification strategy tailored to a business case. You'll get a chance to implement and test the designed strategy prototype with the users for feedback. You’ll also discover how to sell your strategy to stakeholders to get full buy-in from the top down, along with how to gamify your product development process to drive innovation, engagement, and motivation. By the end of this book, you'll be primed to harness the power of gamification, and will have benefited from proven case studies, best practices, and tips, ensuring you are well-equipped to apply gamification principles to your work as a product development professional.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)

Keeping gamification ethical

Keeping gamification ethical is of utmost importance as you pursue creating engaging and impactful experiences. As product leaders, you play a crucial role in designing and implementing gamification strategies that align with ethical standards and prioritize user well-being. This section will explore the ethical considerations relevant to product development and discuss practical approaches to maintaining ethicality throughout gamification.

You must first understand the importance of transparency in gamification. Transparency fosters trust and empowers users to make informed decisions, ensuring they actively engage with the gamified experience while being aware of how you influence their actions and behaviors. You should communicate clearly with your users about the use of gamification mechanics, the intended goals, and how user data is collected and utilized.

Fairness is another vital aspect that product leaders should prioritize in gamification...