Prolonged unemployment can lead to depression and a loss of self-esteem. Gamification is a strategy that engages and motivates groups of people by implementing game mechanics and dynamics in an existing non-gaming system. This paper studies the possibility of using gamification to motivate job seekers. To test the effectiveness of the ideas proposed in this paper, a between-subjects study was executed. Those results, although preliminary, do suggest the potential of including gamification features in job seeking systems.
|Title of host publication||HCI in Business|
|Subtitle of host publication||Second International Conference, HCIB 2015, Held as Part of HCI International 2015, Los Angeles, CA, USA, August 2-7, 2015, Proceedings|
|Editors||F.F.-H. Nah, C.-H. Tan|
|Place of Publication||Dordrecht|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2015|
van der Kruys, B., & Khan, J. V. (2015). Kindle : how gamification can motivate jobseekers. In FF-H. Nah, & C-H. Tan (Eds.), HCI in Business: Second International Conference, HCIB 2015, Held as Part of HCI International 2015, Los Angeles, CA, USA, August 2-7, 2015, Proceedings (pp. 481-492). (LNCS; Vol. 9191). Dordrecht: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-20895-4_44