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May 21, 2019 22:50:34


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Craig Petterson

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I'm going to be working on a mini project which we came up with the idea for during a colleague's "Gamification for Social Change" workshop that I attended this past weekend. It's a fun little idea.

A different colleague and I are planning to fight our ongoing war with slouching. She (probably doesn't mine me saying that she) has a stupid spine, that's causing her some issues, while I hunch and lean forward a lot. It can only progressively get worse.

Within the spirit of the gamification workshop, we want to make it fun. So, we're looking at how we can implement some kind of points system, but we're not sure how will we do that that. We've been told positive reinforcement is better and ultimately more productive in the long term. Once a points system is in place, we'd need a purpose for these points, but we lack ideas.

We used Slack reminders at the moment, but my initial thought is to use a pomodoro technique with reminders to correct your posture and gaining/lossing points depending on how you've done in that time frame. We also want to include interactions between different players, so you could gain points if you help somebody else correct their posture.

It's silly, but it should be fun.

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    @craigpetterson - you need: 1. a trigger, 2. action ( posture mod ) and 3. reward ( to create a habit )

    Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | May 22, 2019 14:01:24
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