Gamifying collective human behavior with gameful digital rhetoric

Mizuki Sakamoto, Tatsuo Nakajima*, Sayaka Akioka


    研究成果: Article査読

    23 被引用数 (Scopus)


    This paper presents a design framework called Gameful Digital Rhetoric that offers a set of design frames for designing meaningful digital rhetoric that guides collective human behavior in ubiquitous social digital services, such as crowdsourcing. The framework is extracted from our experiences with building and developing crowdsourcing case studies. From a video game perspective, the paper has categorized our experiences into seven design frames to encourage collective human activity. This approach is different from traditional gamification, as it focuses more on the semiotic aspect of virtuality in the video games, not game mechanics; it helps to enhance the current meaning of the real world for changing human attitude and behavior through various socio-cultural and psychological techniques. Therefore, it is possible to discuss respective design frames for enhancing crowdsourcing by incrementally adding new digital rhetoric. The paper also presents how Gameful Digital Rhetoric allows us to guide collective human behavior in Collectivist Crowdsourcing; the design is explained through a scenario-based and experiment-based analyses. The paper then discusses how to design collective human behavior with Gameful Digital Rhetoric and how to identify the design’s potential pitfalls. Our approach offers useful insights into the design of future social digital services that influence collective human behavior

    ジャーナルMultimedia Tools and Applications
    出版ステータスAccepted/In press - 2016 6 17

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • メディア記述
    • ハードウェアとアーキテクチャ
    • コンピュータ ネットワークおよび通信
    • ソフトウェア


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