Engaging Website Design #5: Unpredictability!

We humans are naturally drawn to surprises and novelty, and this drive is something you can harness using gamification. In the fresh new fifth episode of Engaging Website Design, gamification expert Yu-kai Chou talks about how to add mystery and suspense to a website experience.

Yu-kai shows how he does this on his own website using Captain Up badges, giving visitors and users unexpected rewards and planting easter eggs. These techniques attract users’ attention, inviting them to explore the site and see more of what it has to offer.

Watch the video now to get the full scoop from the man himself:

Commerce: amazing badges for your online shop

More badges! As if the graphics we added last week weren’t enough, we’ve just launched another new set of badges we are calling Commerce. These badges, designed by Hamutzim studio, were created with online shops in mind, but we think they look awesome and could be useful on all kinds of sites. You can find them in your admin panel right now, so go ahead and start using them!

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Holiday Badges and Shiny Levels – New Graphics Up Now

We have some new graphics for you, just in time for the holidays: the Holiday badge pack designed by the awesome Reut Kersz, and the Shiny level pack by Hamutzim, both live now. Holiday works great as a seasonal theme, featuring trees, gifts, bells, and mistletoe, and Shiny gives you elegant and snazzy level graphics for the whole year round. You can check them out right now in your admin panel.

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