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29. Designing for Happiness


How gamification can be applied in a way to make people happy and fulfilled?

Positive Psychology was developed by

  • Martin Seligman
  • Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

It looks at what things it takes to make people feel better about themselves and feel like they have happy, flourishing lives, as opposed to what happens when something goes wrong.

Seligman’s 5 core aspects, closely tied to game elements, that has the opportunity too promote human flourisheing: PERMA

  • Positive emotions
  • Engagement
  • Relationships
  • Meaning
  • Achievement

Csikszentmihalyi’s Flow


Conditions for Flow:

  • Clear goals
  • Balance between perceived challenges and perceivedĀ skills
  • Clear and immediate feedback

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