to draw a quadrant with four axes. An horizontal axis “hostile/friendly”, a vertical axis “submissive/dominant”, a diagonal from right to left “introverted/extroverted” and a diagonal from left to right “separated/connected”. The circumplex is a powerful tool to understand the relationships between people and how they are positioned relative to each other. Choose the influential people for your project and place them in the circumplex. Observe each person’s position.
๏ Have you thought about all the significant people?
๏ Are people positioned appropriately?
๏ How did you define the positioning of each person?
๏ Are there any gaps in the chart? Why are they there? Would it be better if the gaps were filled?
๏ How can you fill the the gaps?
๏ Are there “extreme people” on the graph? If not, would it be better if there were? If so, would it be better to remove them?
๏ Are people’s friends in the same quadrant, or different quadrants?
๏ Are supporters of the project in the same quadrant, or in different quadrants?
๏ Are defiant people to the project in the same quadrant, or in different quadrants?
๏ And if it was different?

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Imaginez un monde idéal, où on aurait un temps illimité, de l’argent illimité et des ressources illimitées, alors on pourrait tout faire. Mais votre projet est défini par les limites qui sont en place lorsque vous commencez quelque chose. Tout projet est lié par les limites qui, en outre, aident à mieux définir son résultat. On réalise quelque chose de remarquable en raison des limites et non sans elles.

๏ Quelles sont les limites technologiques de votre projet ? Pourquoi ?
๏ Quelles sont les limites budgétaires de votre projet ? Pourquoi ?
๏ Quels sont les limites temporelles de votre projet? Pourquoi ?
๏ Quelles sont les limites spatiales de votre projet ? Pourquoi ?
๏ Quelles sont les limites des ressources de votre projet ? Pourquoi ?
๏ Quelles sont les limites de compétences de votre projet ? Pourquoi ?
๏ De quelle manière pouvez-vous représenter physiquement ou visuellement chacune de ces limites ?

"Une fois que nous acceptons nos limites, nous les dépassons."
-Albert Einstein

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The success of a project or the success of its product requires a good knowledge and understanding of the stakeholders and the project’s clients. So ensure that the traits of the project’s stakeholders, and persona representing the customers are reflected in what they say and what they do.

- What traits define the person?
- How do these traits manifest themselves in the words, actions, and appearance of people?

To help you, you can use the character profile form and the Criticism Quadrant. Also remember to link this element with the Circumplex.

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”
-Audrey Hepburn

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Religions have always physically represented emotions and qualities of people, through statues, drawing, moulding, etc… For strong emotions such as fear, doubt and madness, these effigies are outlets often destroyed during a ceremony. Nowadays avatars replaced effigies. The avatar is a person’s gateway into another world. So ensure that people’s avatar brings out as much of people’s identity as possible.

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Soyez clair avec le but à atteindre, puis travaillez à reculons en partant de l’objectif. Quel est précisément votre projet ? Quand vous saurez clairement de quoi il s’agit, alors vous connaitrez le résultat. Et quand vous connaitrez la fin, vous pourrez trouver les étapes pour y arriver..

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The World

We do not see the world as it is, but as we are. We perceive the world the way we think. This involves three senses. We think in sound. We think in movement. We think visually. A project must create an immersive world that exists in the imagination of people. Ensure your world has power and integrity.

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il est possible de dire beaucoup de choses. Le but de cet élément est de préciser ce qui est fondamental à votre projet…

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In your project or your project’s outcome, envision the ideal experience you would like people to have. For that…

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Avant de parler, écoute
Avant de réagir, pense
Avant de dépenser, gagne
Avant de critiquer, attends
Avant de prier, pardonne
Avant de quitter, essaie

Ernest Hemingway

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In six words, you can say a lot. The purpose of this objective is to clarify what is fundamental to your project.

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Je ne sais pas vous, mais moi, avant de passer une heure ou de dépenser un franc sur un projet, j’aime clarifier certaines choses…

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Gamification: Extrinsic and Intrinsic Motivators


Gamification: Extrinsic and Intrinsic Motivators from Mario Herger on Vimeo.

Salome the cat wants Rupert the dog to cool her off in the summer heat. How can she find a way to motivate him to wag his tail as a fan for her? She knows about what motivates her, but is this what motivates Rupert? And even if, would his motivation last?

In this video we explain in a lighthearted way how rewards are working - or rather, why they are often not working.

This video was created by Kookgraphics for Enterprise Gamification Consultancy LLC.


And remember that all personal narrative is unique in its own way.

  • Does your project really need a narrative? Why?
  • Why will people be interested in this narrative?
  • How does the narrative support the other elements (mechanics, aesthetics, technology)? Can it do a better job?
  • How do the other elements support the narrative? Can they do a better job?
  • How can you make the narrative better?

“People need a sacred narrative. They must have a sense of larger purpose, in one form or another, however intellectualised. They will find a way to keep ancestral spirits alive.”
-E. O. Wilson

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It has an outside border on all sides to hold an artwork in place. And it hangs on one single point. Your project is all alike…

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