Kindle: how gamification can motivate jobseekers

B. Kruys, JV Khan

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Prolonged unemployment can lead to depression and a loss of selfesteem. 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 betweensubjects 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 - 2nd International Conference, HCIB 2015 Held as Part of HCI International 2015, Proceedings
EditorsF. Fui-Hoon Nah, C. Tan
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783319208947
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2015 -
Duration: 2 Aug 20157 Aug 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2015


  • Gamification in business
  • Jobseekers
  • Unemployment

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