GamiFIN is organized by the Gamification Group, led by Prof. Dr. Juho Hamari, and is a meeting place where results of the latest work on gamification, technology, media and digital culture for the future society are presented by researchers, industry representatives and experts.
As part of the BMBF-funded research project JOLanDA, we at the Institute for Interactive Systems (ISy), together with the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hildesheim/Holzminden/Göttingen, have developed a digital platform that supports young people in their career choice decisions. The platform has a very playful approach to motivate especially the younger target group (12 years and older) to use it outside of school on a voluntary basis. The platform uses a novel interaction concept and various gamification elements.
So far, several field tests have taken place at German schools. The platform is continuously being developed with students and is currently still under construction: https://berufsorientierung-jolanda.de/.
In a study, we investigated whether the gamification elements used are perceived as intrinsically or extrinsically motivating and how useful they seem to be for the students. The paper shows which gamification and design elements can potentially intrinsically motivate young people on digital career guidance platforms.
The paper will be published in the conference proceedings in the next few days (open access):
Brandenburger, J. and Janneck, M. (2023). A gamified career guidance platform with the potential to motivate young people intrinsically. 7th International GamiFIN Conference 2023 (GamiFIN 2023), April 18-21, 2023, Lapland, Finland.