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.

My talk at Google on Octalysis Gamification

My talk at Google on Octalysis Gamification

Earlier I had the pleasure to do a speech at Google regarding my work on Octalysis Gamification. It is probably the most complete 1.5 hour length content of my work (the next level up is my 4 hour Workshops, 3-Day Workshops, reading my book, and the upcoming Octalysis Prime.

For those who have already heard me speak many times and have read my book or blog posts, some new and interesting information make come in the form of the Q&A, at 1:19:40.

Enjoy!

Epic Win! An ultra successful 3-Day Gamification Workshop Online!

One of the frustrations I have is that, in all my public speeches, since I can never assume the audience have previous knowledge of Octalysis, I always have to cover the fundamentals of gamification as a whole, Human-Focused Design, and the 8 Core Drives of Octalysis. As a result, I keep making similar talks over and over without being able to go in depth of unleashing the powers of the 8 Core Drives to improve peoples’ designs.

As a result, I started to do 3-Day (4 hours a day) online workshops with a variety of attendees from all over the world. I’m thinking about doing three to four of these a year, each being in a different time of the day so other continents can find a time to comfortably attend too.

We recently just finished the first European/US time zone focused 3-Day Online Workshop, and it was a tremendous success! Over 40 people took part in this great journey of learning and applying the 8 Core Drive, Octalysis Strategy Dashboard, and creating Concept Wireframes towards their own projects.

A few have already written to me about how taking the workshop has changed the way they do things with a lot of results. An attendee from South Africa even gave a very generous testimonial too:

 “So I would like to let Yu-Kai and all of you know that one of the companies that I work for has  already been transformed thanks to the Strategy Dashboard. Our projects have a much better  direction, we have found new ways to monitor the projects as well as monetize them. Our designers  love it as it has helped them design more focused interfaces with direct links to the actions we want  to encourage….the CEO is itching to get on the next course as well. So Thank you Yu-kai Chou You have truly helped me.” -Ryan Julyan, Former Workshop Attendee 

Quick Summary of the 3 Day Gamification Workshops

Continue reading Epic Win! An ultra successful 3-Day Gamification Workshop Online!

An Advanced Octalysis Gamification Workshop For Europe and the US

Yu-kai speaking at TedXLausanneAfter a Tremendously Successful Full-Day Octalysis Workshop, over 40 gamification enthusiasts became equipped and excited to implement great gamification design into their own world-changing projects. However, we have received feedback that the intensive 9-hour workshop was not only too short (shock!), but the time-zone made it extremely difficult for enthusiasts from other continents to participate in the full workshop (many attendees from Europe or India/Australia stayed up all night into the morning for the workshop). We also weren’t able to explore everyone’s personal projects in detail due to the tight timeline and the amount of information that was covered.

For this reason, we are launching a new set of workshops that are specifically catered to audience members from different continents, which are broken down into three 4-hour sessions in consecutive days, and options for people who want to just attend one over another. This event is specifically designed to cater to Europe time zones (works for US timezones as well).

(The 20% Off Tier V Early Bird Discount expires 9/24/2014!)

For Asia/Australia friendly time-zone workshops, click here

Testimonials from our last workshop’s awesome attendees

Overview of the Gamification Workshop

Set for October 7th-9th, this gamification workshop will focus on implementing great gamification design that drives numbers through using the Octalysis Framework.

I will focus on how to use the Octalysis Framework to design motivating experiences that bring out our 8 Core Drives to completely meet your business objectives, whether it would be to close quick sales, motivate employees, create obsessive users, or motivate yourself towards good habits. 

Click here to sign up!

Why Should I Sign Up For this Workshop?

You should take the workshop if you:

  1. Want to reduce your product-market-fit runway by half (very tangible for any company with a burn-rate)
  2. Have problems with retaining users at the onboarding process
  3. Are managing people that are not excited about doing their work
  4. Have customers who are not engaged in marketing materials
  5. Feel like you could use some extra motivation in your own personal improvement
  6. Want to incentivize veteran users to contribute to your ecosystem instead of leaving
  7. Want to be more persuasive in all types of communications

Agenda

The Octalysis gamification workshop is broken down into three sections:

Continue reading An Advanced Octalysis Gamification Workshop For Europe and the US

Success! The First Advanced Octalysis Gamification Design Workshop

Yu-kai’s Advanced Octalysis Gamification Design Workshop

(Many thanks to Kevin Smith/Megan Bell The VAULT for providing a special venue for the first-ever Octalysis Workshop!)

A beautiful Saturday morning in the City by the Bay and the first all day workshop on Octalysis is about to begin.  The Chou Force team is prepping the meeting room at The VAULT Incubator in the heart of San Francisco’s Financial District.  The venue provides a comfortable, cozy environment for the workshop participants, conducive to learning, the exchange of ideas, and friendly interaction.

Testimonials from awesome attendees

Soon the workshop attendees start to arrive and exchange greetings.  Everyone enjoys the breakfast items and refreshments in anticipation of a great day of learning and interaction.

I purposely decided not to do the typical “breakfast pastries” that I see at every event, but went with Asian-styled cakes of many sorts, followed by awesome SpiceKit wraps for lunch (my favorite in San Francisco).

Each participant selects their preferred seating at a table, on a sofa, or even in a bean bag chair for extra-comfort.  After some final technical preparations, my Advanced Octalysis Gamification Design Workshop starts shortly after 9:30 AM. Continue reading Success! The First Advanced Octalysis Gamification Design Workshop

Last chance! This weekend: A 3-Day Octalysis Gamification Workshop Online!

Lance Chance to sign up for Yu-kai Chous 3-day Gamification Workshop

Want to sign-up for this weekend’s 3-Day (Online) Gamification Workshop on Octalysis? You won’t regret it!

My 3-day online progressive workshop on Octalysis Gamification for Asian/Australian timezones start this weekend! From now until Friday, you can get 10% off of your Day 1 and Day 2 ticket by entering TierVIIEarlyBird in the Enter Promotional Code box.

Important to remember that for those in the US, the workshop begins Friday, December 5th ( at 7pm for those on the west coast). For those in Asia/Australian workshops, the workshop will begin the afternoon of the 6th.

Here’s a summary I wrote last week on what to expect:

One of the frustrations I have is that, in all my public speeches, since I can never assume the audience have previous knowledge of Octalysis, I always have to cover the fundamentals of gamification as a whole, Human-Focused Design, and the 8 Core Drives of Octalysis. As a result, I keep making similar talks over and over without being able to go in depth of unleashing the powers of the 8 Core Drives to improve peoples’ designs.

As a result, I started to do 3-Day (4 hours a day) online workshops with a variety of attendees from all over the world. I’m thinking about doing three to four of these a year, each being in a different time of the day so other continents can find a time to comfortably attend too.

We recently just finished the first European/US time zone focused 3-Day Online Workshop, and it was a tremendous success! Over 40 people took part in this great journey of learning and applying the 8 Core Drive, Octalysis Strategy Dashboard, and creating Concept Wireframes towards their own projects.

A few have already written to me about how taking the workshop has changed the way they do things with a lot of results. An attendee from South Africa even gave a very generous testimonial too:

 “So I would like to let Yu-Kai and all of you know that one of the companies that I work for has  already been transformed thanks to the Strategy Dashboard. Our projects have a much better  direction, we have found new ways to monitor the projects as well as monetize them. Our designers  love it as it has helped them design more focused interfaces with direct links to the actions we want  to encourage….the CEO is itching to get on the next course as well. So Thank you Yu-kai Chou You have truly helped me.” -Ryan Julyan, Former Workshop Attendee 

Quick Summary of the 3 Day Gamification Workshops

Gamification Workshop Day 1: Fundamentals

Day 1 was great as we consolidated much of the 8 Core Drives knowledge so that everyone who has learned from me in the past will have a strong foundation over the motivation design pieces within the framework.

In my public talks, we merely introduce the 8 Core Drives and list out some examples. In the Day 1 Workshop we went into details about the nature of these 8 Core Drives, their strengths and weaknesses, and how to balance White Hat with Black Hat as well as Left Brain and Right Brain Core Drives.

It made me happy that a couple folks who finished Day 1 asked if they could do Day 2 last moment. 

Gamification Workshop Day 2: Implementing a campaign through the Strategy Dashboard

Day 2 was about putting that knowledge into action on a real design project. Even though it was a bit more similar to traditional project management and design learning materials, it is based on the Day 1 foundation and has a strong focus on creating activity loops, reward schedules, and feedback mechanics.

This is important because so many people figure out how to create great ideas that motivate people when they learn about Octalysis, but fail to incorporate that into a process that outputs a fully engaging system at the end.

Sometimes just using the Octalysis Strategy Dashboard to define the priority list within Business Metrics and defining the Desired Actions leading to them can really change a business around from my own experience.

Gamification Workshop Day 3: Custom Octalysis Design for Attendee Projects

To be honest, I was fairly nervous about Day 3, since it is always a little bit unpredictable – Core Drive 7. I could prepare for Day 1 and 2, but couldn’t really prepare for Day 3, as it depends on the preparation work of the attendees, questions, and specific cases they present.

Either no one prepares anything, and I need to come up with things to talk about, or everyone prepares too much and I need to figure out how to make sure everyone gets (and not just the person presenting) a ton of specific case-driven value out of it.

There’s also always the risk where I would end up being like, “Umm….I don’t know how to solve this problem” which would make me look pretty bad, haha (although so far I am blessed to not gotten stuck like that yet). I’m also unsure if other attendees would get bored when I’m going through improvements on another person’s project. This also makes Day 3 to be the most fun for me though based on Core Drive3 principles: Empowerment of Creativity & Feedback.

Luckily, Day 3 turned out to be a big success (Core Drive 2 accomplishment!). Everyone was engaged, I managed to answer most of the questions, and more importantly showed attendees how to apply the methodology everyone was learning in the past couple of days.

For some attendees, we drilled down and refined on the fundamentals – the Strategy Dashboard; for others, we examined through the 8 Core Drives to make their campaigns more engaging; and then for a few we came up with some hyper creative ideas that at the minimum is worth exploring. We covered a multitude of projects, from banking, to medical websites, to a Hollywood movie project, education, and more.

I smiled in relief when I saw an attendee mention in social media that Day 1 and 2 were amazing, but Day 3 was the best.

Would you like to be part of this journey of being enlightened about how our brains work and improve Desired Behavior?

As I said, so far my plan is to run these workshops 3-4 times a year, depending on demand. If you plan to take your life and all your projects to the next level (why aren’t people using my product? Why aren’t my employees motivated? Why aren’t my students studying? Why am I not studying?), you should seriously consider participating in the workshop – the earlier the better because every week you don’t have this knowledge is hurting your future wellbeing(I am biased in this statement, but I wholeheartedly believe in it. I use this knowledge literally on a bi-hourly basis and it has transformed my life).

The next workshop that is coming up is on a weekend that is friendly for Pacific Time, Asia, and Australia.

And if you read all the way up to this point, you deserve to get a special 35% discount code “YukaiBlogReader” that will be effective if you register soon. Do take advantage of it, especially if you have already missed the High Tier Early Bird Discounts!

Again, here is the link to Register for the 3-Day Gamification Workshop on Octalysis