More on badge design

A couple of references that I’ve come across in the last couple of days.

  • Carla Casilli, who is the project lead for Mozilla’s Web Literacies and Webmaker Badges, has a great blog, which focuses at length on badge system design.
  • Antin & Churchill’s (2011) paper on the psychological functions of badges in social media. They describe five psychological motivations for using badges: 1) setting goals; 2) providing an overview of the possibilities of the system; 3) encapsulation of reputation; 4) status symbols and personal affirmation; 5) group identity.

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