How to Digital Declutter with Octalysis Gamification, Part 1 of 8: Letting Go of Ownership

Post written by Erik van Mechelen, inspired by Yu-kai Chou’s Octalysis framework.

Decluttering your life isn’t easy, but it doesn’t have to be so hard. The power of applying Octalysis to your lifestyle improvements will be showcased today by example of digital decluttering. This article is as a complement to the previous series on lifestyle gamification.

Unless you are comfortable with creative chaos (I occasionally am), you probably could benefit from a small or large digital declutter.

Let’s get your life decluttered.

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Octalysis Budapest: Gamification and Behavior Design Workshop–Budapest, Hungary, April 13-15 2018

Octalysis Gamification Workshop

Yu-kai Chou was recently voted by his peers at the Gamification UK conference as Gamification Guru of the Year for 2017.

Yu-kai loves sharing knowledge about human-focused design encapsulated by the 8 Core Drives of Octalysis and helping experience designers use the Octalysis Strategy Dashboard, Power-Ease Feature List, and Battleplan to manage, design, and implement motivational design projects.

Another workshop is scheduled for spring of 2018 in Hungary! This workshop will once again share the outlines of  Octalysis before going into detail of applying Octalysis to workshop attendee projects.

Learn more about the Octalysis Gamification Workshop presented by Yu-kai Chou in Budapest, Hungary: http://octalysis-budapest.com/en/255-2/

Important Event Details

Date: 14-15 April 2018 (for VIP ticketholders, events begin  on April 13!

Early bird pricing  ends February 28, 2018

Venue: Lurdy Conference Center

Topic: Octalysis Gamification

Reserve your tickets now.

Why Fear is Contagious

Fear is contagious

Why do we wriggle with fear based on someone else’s assessment? Why do we care so much about so-called experts’ opinions on what to fear (and when and where to fear it)?

In discussion of newsworthy events , it is common to hear borrowed phrases. ‘Did you know the new president will have his hands on the nuclear codes?’ was a commonly held fear circulating the internet in the recent American presidential election. But why did so many people accept this fear? All former US presidents (post-development of nuclear arms) had or held this same power.

What experts were implicitly arguing was that the president-elect had a different sensibility that somehow made him more dangerous; he could take us a step closer than someone like JFK did to nuclear armageddon.

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Mattia’s Habitica Design Challenge Entry

In early 2017, The Octalysis Group ran a design challenge based on improving Habitica. Here is Mattia’s excellent entry.

Have a look at these slides!

There are more design challenges happening now! Check out the Food Heroes Design Challenge right now, and win a trip to Shang’hai or to San Francisco to meet Yu-kai Chou.