Gamification in daily life
Several centuries ago, the German writer and educator Jean Paul Friedrich Richter was convinced that “games are a serious thing. Very serious”. A quick look around us proves the truth of this affirmation: the mechanisms of games are part of our daily life, especially if we consider social media platforms. A “like” on a Facebook post gratifies us with positive feedback, a user who views our LinkedIn profile confirms our identity and our role. That which the psychologist Albert Bandura defined in the 1970’s as a “reward” in a wider psychological model has evolved digitally into gamification.