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Thursday, June 12 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Gamestorming Wikipedia: An Experiment in Playful Onboarding

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We made a 7 mission gamified interactive onboarding tutorial to teach people how to edit Wikipedia in 1 hour. The journey involves badges, barnstars, challenges, and simulated interaction throughout a realistic quest to edit the article [[Earth]]. Game dynamics were used to create a sense of understanding, belonging, deep value identification, and technical proficiency. The use of games in open source and free culture online communities has great potential to drive participation. This talk will share the background of Wikipedia's editor retention decline problem, the inspiration for taking a gamified approach, a review of the design highlights, and a discussion of quantitative and qualitative data and survey analysis. The talk will end with opportunities for further future game-based portals for Wikipedia and leave time for questions about this notoriously prickly online community.

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Jake Orlowitz

Wikipedia Administrator and Wikimedia Foundation Grantee, Wikipedia
Jake Orlowitz (User:Ocaasi) is an administrator on Wikipedia and has been a Wikipedia editor since 2007. He's made over 30,000 original edits to the site, and created new articles in the areas of biography, medicine, and international government. One of Jake's core focuses is outreach to new contributors-- developing a supportive social space for new editors called the Teahouse, and creating help guides and onboarding tutorials which distill... Read More →


Thursday June 12, 2014 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Room 2

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