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Toward an Assessment Framework for Gamified Environments

  • Gloria Piedad Gasca-Hurtado
  • María Clara Gómez-AlvarezEmail author
  • Mirna Muñoz
  • Jezreel Mejía
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 748)

Abstract

Gamification is a recent strategy used in several contexts, in our case we implement gamification as a strategy to promote a dynamic environment in Software Process Improvement (SPI) initiatives. Gamification can be a mechanism to transform SPI approaches, since it has great potential to increase engagement and enjoyment in teams. In this paper, we present a proposal for the assessment of gamified environments in order to assure that gamified experiences meet the purposes, goals, principles and elements that are defined as gamification fundamental components. Our proposal is oriented towards the definition of an assessment framework for gamified environments that comprises the identification and adoption of gamification principles, as well as a design method for gamified activities.

Keywords

Software process improvement Gamification Gamification principles 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gloria Piedad Gasca-Hurtado
    • 1
  • María Clara Gómez-Alvarez
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mirna Muñoz
    • 2
  • Jezreel Mejía
    • 2
  1. 1.Facultad de Ingeniería, Ingeniería de SoftwareUniversidad de MedellínMedellínColombia
  2. 2.Centro de Investigación en MatemáticasZacatecasMexico

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