Gamification: toward a definition

  • Deterding S
  • Khaled R
  • Nacke L
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This paper proposes a working definition of the term gamification as the use of game design elements in non-game contexts. This definition is related to similar concepts such as serious games, serious gaming, playful interaction, and game-based technologies.

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  • Sebastian Deterding

  • Rilla Khaled

  • Lennart Nacke

  • Dan Dixon

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