๐Ÿ’ฌ Badges! DIY Gamification

Replied to Badges! DIY Gamification by Chris Beckstrom (chrisbeckstrom.com)

Iโ€™ve been working on my website and added a new feature: Badges!

Itโ€™s basically like little digital awards you get on Foursquare, Untappd, etc. except I made them myself and award them to myself. Itโ€™s a way to get motivated and also share my achievements and skills on my website. Like the โ€œSkillsโ€ section of LinkedIn, but self-hosted and DIY. 95% inspired by the kids show โ€œHey Duggee,โ€ and 5% inspired by the * Scouts.

To see all my badges, check out chrisbeckstrom.com/badges

I really like this use of badges Chris. I was meaning to share with you my notes on Open Badges, but never got around to it. Your iteration reminds me of Don Presant’s discussion of ‘self assessment‘.

One response on “๐Ÿ’ฌ Badges! DIY Gamification”

  1. Thanks, Aaron! Iโ€™ll have to check out that โ€œself assessmentโ€ link. Iโ€™d love to check out your notes on โ€œOpen badgesโ€ too. In my research into this idea I learned a bit about them, but they seemed a bit overkill for my simple needs here. I just wanted a little bit of digital bling that I could earn and then brag about. So far so good! ๐Ÿ™‚

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