For questions about gamifying systems to improve usability and encourage users.

According to Wikipedia:

Gamification is the use of game thinking and game design elements (including game mechanics) in non-game contexts.

Gamification is all about making systems more fun to use, and providing more tangible targets for users to work towards, thus improving user focus, engagement, and activity.

A classic - and relevant - example is the system of 'Badges' used on StackExchange sites. Similar approaches have appeared in applications as diverse as Audiobook players and Fitness Sites.

Use this tag on questions about this idea and its relationships to open projects.