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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)

What this book covers

Chapter 1, Gamification Basics, provides an overview of the fundamentals of gamification and its applications in various domains.

Chapter 2, Gamification for Product Teams, explores how gamification can be utilized to enhance product team performance and collaboration.

Chapter 3, Gamification Frameworks and Experts, explores different gamification frameworks and models for designing effective gamified experiences.

Chapter 4, Understanding Your User, covers strategies for understanding user behavior and preferences to tailor gamification elements accordingly.

Chapter 5, Game Mechanics and Psychology, provides an in-depth analysis of various gamification elements and mechanics to create engaging experiences.

Chapter 6, Designing a Gamification Strategy, provides a step-by-step guide to crafting a comprehensive gamification strategy for a specific context.

Chapter 7, Implementing Your Gamification, covers best practices for implementing and evaluating the effectiveness of a gamification strategy.

Chapter 8, Challenges and Limitations in Gamification, examines the challenges and limitations of gamification and how to address them.

Chapter 9, Selling Your Gamification Strategy, covers techniques for effectively presenting and convincing stakeholders to adopt a gamification strategy.

Chapter 10, Gamify Your Product Development Process, shows how to integrate gamification into the product development life cycle for better outcomes.

Chapter 11, Case Studies and Best Practices, provides real-world case studies and examples of successful gamification implementations.

Chapter 12, The Future of Gamification, provides a glimpse into the future trends and potential advancements in the field of gamification.