It’s not about giving workers a smiley face for producing more widgets. You’ll discover how game mechanics—particularly popular multiplayer video games—provide field-tested best practices for engaging workers in creative and complex activities. With games, your company can shift from an outmoded top-down hierarchy to an agile network structure that promotes coordination over control.
A Guide to Engineering Experiences
How do you design a video game that people love to play? In this practical guide, game designer Tynan Sylvester shows you how to create emotionally charged experiences through the right combination of game mechanics, fictional wrapping, and story. You’ll learn design principles and practices used by top studios, backed by examples from today’s most popular games. This book also takes you through the day-to-day process necessary to keep your project on track: when to build and when to test, how to work with a team, and how to avoid creative dead ends.
The world suffers no shortage of accounting texts. The
many I’ve read over the past 25 years have helped me audit,
prepare, use, and explain corporate financial statements.
Missing in this lettered journey has been a work that
provides context for accounting’s six divisive issues: inflation,
volatility, intangibles, debt, options, and earnings. A brief history
of accounting can fill this void.
Students and practitioners study textbooks designed to explain
the how’s of accounting.
If you are like most people who will read this, you have already hired
a golf instructor, taken lessons to improve your swing, purchased
the latest weighted club, and perhaps even implemented golf handicap–
tracker software. You may have learned all about the mental game of golf
and envisioned yourself walking down the fairway with Tiger Woods
after sinking a hole in one. After all that, you know the mechanics of the
swing, and you understand that your mind has something to do with
how well you do (or don’t do) on the course.
What do Foursquare, Zynga, Nike+, and Groupon have in common? These and many other brands use gamification to deliver a sticky, viral, and engaging experience to their customers. This book provides the design strategy and tactics you need to integrate game mechanics into any kind of consumer-facing website or mobile app. Learn how to use core game concepts, design patterns, and meaningful code samples to a create fun and captivating social environment.
The relationship between law and football is, perhaps surprisingly,
one with a long history. However, although early examples of legal
intervention focused primarily upon public-order issues, as football
began to evolve so did the law’s relation to it. Different forms of law
began to be utilised, culminating in the large number of commercial
law issues now confronting football. As this book shows, the ways in
which football is regulated are not necessarily all legal in nature, and
much of the book is concerned with the mechanisms used to control
the game, both internally and externally....