http://www.mbird.com/2014/03/play-to-order-and-the-gamification-of-parenting/ Interesting idea that setting expectations that something will be fun will cause it not to be…
http://www.inc.com/shelley-prevost/how-to-use-gamification-purpose-company.html Interesting company marketing on a product designed to help create coopetition between people, while focusing on core goals. I’m going to see if I cant take a look at these folks.
Thanks to @bsdunlap for this find. Not sure if it’s gamification, however, there are game-like structures applied to real-world scenarios. What do you think @kwerb? http://www.dorkly.com/comic/58826/winter-is-like-being-in-an-rpg
Interesting article over at Quartz.com that discusses the influences and business lessons that Dungeons and Dragons teaches. http://qz.com/171166/everything-i-need-to-know-about-management-i-learned-from-playing-dungeons-and-dragons/ Note that the business analytics and gamification components aren’t overly revolutionary. I thought the diversity item was very interesting. I never really thought about it before but comparing the min-max aspects of playing various races to diversity
http://www.wired.com/design/2013/12/with-location-ifttt-links-apps-to-your-real-world-activity/ Pretty cool use of a rules based business logic. See lots of potential for this from a security perspective. http://www.wired.com/design/2013/12/with-location-ifttt-links-apps-to-your-real-world-activity/
Ctrl-Alt-Hack. Interesting idea. Adam Shostack is involved, and it mentions GURPS and Munchkin. https://www.novainfosec.com/2012/11/23/black-friday-pick-new-control-alt-hack-card-game/
Interesting idea. Why not use geo-location data patterns to predict that a citizen might commit a crime? Because its wrong perhaps? While crime analysis does aspire to make statistical predictions about future crime, and while we increasingly eschew any semblance of privacy, geo-location data really should be restricted to access by probable cause and warrant.
Ars Technica: Snowden leak examines gaming as a terrorist propaganda and training tool. Interesting article, about one of that asshole Snowden’s leaked documents. The idea is that video games can be used to train people. I know, shocking revelation, and all, but still… On buddy of mine pointed out that if you can get people
Thank you @bsdunlap for this book review from Forbes: Forbes: Gamification Nation Thanks to @Shpantzer for these two gems on gamifying security related to yesterday’s post on DARPA’s code review game: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9244630/DARPA_makes_games_of_finding_software_vulnerabilities?taxonomyId=17 http://www.sfgate.com/technology/dotcommentary/article/IPad-game-s-underlying-mission-checking-software-5045964.php Thanks gentlemen!
Wired: NSA Wrongly Says Warrantless Mobile-Phone Location Tracking Is Legal So, the sixth circuit says that a warrant is not needed to get a subscriber’s geo-loc info. The Supreme Court let the ruling stand. Why is the NSA lawyer incorrect? The fifth circuit says that something less than probable cause is insufficient to compel a