Kindle : how gamification can motivate jobseekers

B. van der Kruys, J.V. Khan

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHCI in Business
    Subtitle of host publicationSecond International Conference, HCIB 2015, Held as Part of HCI International 2015, Los Angeles, CA, USA, August 2-7, 2015, Proceedings
    EditorsF.F.-H. Nah, C.-H. Tan
    Place of PublicationDordrecht
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-20895-4
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2015

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