Welcome back! If you missed my blog post on BLAP gamification and rewards, please read that first! Back for more? Here’s your reward!
I realize that star I gave you last time was meaningless, but my hope is that you will be learning a skill here so that you won’t need someone to give you a star to incorporate meaningful gamification.
The idea behind meaningful gamification is to use game design elements to help a participant discover a personal connection to a real-world setting. The theoretical core of meaningful gamification can be found here. One of the important theories behind meaningful gamification is Self-Determination Theory by Deci and Ryan, which states that to have a positive well-being, people need to feel that they have control over their own situation, that they need to feel competent, and that they need to feel connected to others.