Watched a fantastic Ted Talk that highlighted the importance of gamifying learning

  • What if you looked at your learning as similar to playing Super Mario
  • You focus on princess and all the rest of the steps are your learnings on the way
  • Life as a straight path is never a story worth telling
  • Turn any learning process in to game and then things become super interesting
  • Research that showed no penalty means increased attempts and better score
  • Nobody gets disappointed when the italian plumber falls in to a ditch - They just learn that they need to be careful at that level, the next time they play
  • 3 year effort - dart board moves based on how one throws the dart
  • Redesign boring tasks to games