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2021:Submissions/Wikipedia is Gamified: Prove me wrong

From Wikimania


Speakers[edit | edit source]

Daniel Navarro (Young Wikimedian. Video games and computer science graduate and collaborator on WDO)

You can find my gamification documents here and my WDO ones here.

Abstract[edit | edit source]

Perhaps we are reluctant to think that Wikipedia is gamified, being a serious encyclopedia. But does Wikipedia contain game mechanics in its different spaces?

As a final university project, I was determined to use Gamification (apply game design elements into non-game contexts) on Wikipedia. That lead me to investigate which aspects of Wikipedia could be identified as “game mechanics”.

Indeed, I discovered various elements that could be seen as Gamification which were key to sustain editors’ motivation.

In the end, I designed a small Gamification Proposal with three activities.

If you want to know more or even prove Wikipedia is not gamified, come and enjoy this talk!

Session Outcomes[edit | edit source]

  • Learn what gamification is.
  • Learn why gamification is so powerful in building community health.
  • Learn what elements are found to be gamified inside Wikipedia.
  • Understand how difficult gamification actually is and how it could be applied.

I'm planning to attend this session live![edit | edit source]

  1. Attended live! Deryck Chan (talk) 20:41, 14 August 2021 (UTC)