Benedikt Morschheuser

Benedikt Morschheuser
Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg | FAU

Dr. rer. pol.
Investigation and design of gamified information systems

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Introduction
I am an assistant professor of Information Systems & Gamification at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU). http://gamification.rw.fau.eu
Additional affiliations
November 2015 - January 2021
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Position
  • Researcher
September 2014 - September 2017
Bosch
Position
  • Researcher
September 2014 - November 2015
Universität Mannheim
Position
  • Researcher
Education
October 2006 - September 2012
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Field of study
  • Business Administration and Engineering

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Publications (29)
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Two parallel phenomena are gaining attention in human-computer interaction research: gamification and crowdsourcing. Because crowdsourcing's success depends on a mass of motivated crowdsourcees, crowdsourcing platforms have increasingly been imbued with motivational design features borrowed from games; a practice often called gamification. While th...
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Seamless cooperation between individuals is essentially a crucial aspect of any successful endeavor. A host of literature has been published in the academic realm about how cooperation could be cultivated. However, true cooperation often forms organically without external enforcement. Recently, there has been one special example of a context where...
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Since its inception around 2010, gamification has become one of the top technology and software trends. However, gamification has also been regarded as one of the most challenging areas of software engineering. Beyond traditional software design requirements, designing gamification requires the command of disciplines such as (motivational/behaviora...
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Information technology is being increasingly employed to harness under-utilized resources via more effective coordination. This progress has manifested in different developments, for instance, crowdsourcing (e.g. Wikipedia, Amazon Mechanical Turk, and Waze), crowdfunding (e.g. Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and RocketHub) or the sharing economy (e.g. Uber...
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Encouraging sustainable employee behavior is critical for companies in the face of increasing societal pressure towards sustainability. While gamification has been shown to influence employee behavior effectively, current attempts to design gamification for sustainability in the workplace largely neglect the importance of understanding personal fac...
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Gamification approaches are not always effective and vary in their success. Several studies suggest that unexpected results of effectiveness are related to a dearth of personalization of gamified systems following a one-size-fits-all (OSFA) approach. Although research indicates that gamification design that is dynamically adjusted to the preference...
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Cooperation is in many ways a meaningful behavior and understanding how cooperation can be fostered among humans is integral to solving the many global challenges we are facing. Thus, one of the major current developments exists in exploring the potential of gamification to engage people in cooperative activity. However, while the literature on thi...
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Society's increasing demand to protect the climate puts enormous pressure on companies of all sectors to reduce their CO 2 footprint. Besides strategic investments in more sustainable value creation, it is also essential that employees adapt their mindset, motivation, and behavior. However, measures to engage employees to change their behavior are...
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Research often draws on established research methods such as lab or field experiments to investigate urgent questions about human factors in future autonomous mobility. However, conducting experiments in such a context is either expensive and complex to implement and operate, when the researchers aim for realism, or otherwise entails limitations wi...
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Effective cooperation between humans and technologies powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) is decisive to fully exploit AI's economic and social potentials. However, the adoption of AI is often opposed by a lack of humans' trust in AI systems and a dearth of interest in working with them. Turning to games for getting inspiration on how to optimi...
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Due to the general gamification of our culture and society as well as the proliferation of games in our everyday activities, people are increasingly looking at games and gamification as a source for cooperation and other prosocial behaviors. However, not all game features lead to increased cohesion, cooperation or collaboration between people. Whil...
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The nature of work and management are in flux; work is increasingly distributed, sporadic, community-driven, and motivated by constant self-development. Developments such as sharing economies, crowdfunding, and crowdsourcing have emerged as new forms of organizing work and economic coordination. At the same time, increased gaming and gamification o...
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A plethora of services, applications and scholarly research has emerged related to gamification. Regardless of the optimistic onset of this hype around the technology trend, designing gamification has proved to be a challenging endeavor; requiring multidisciplinary work that is often hindered by multiple theoretical and practical challenges. Proble...
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Der Einsatz von Gamification zur Förderung der Motivation bei der Nutzung von Informationstechnologie gewinnt in den letzten Jahren stark an Bedeutung in Wissenschaft und Praxis. Die Planung und Integration von Gamification-Elementen in bestehende Geschäftsprozesse stellt hierbei eine große Herausforderung dar. Bisher existieren nur sehr wenige kon...
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Organizations deploy gamification in CSCW systems to enhance motivation and behavioral outcomes of users. However, gamification approaches often cause competition between users, which might be inappropriate for working environments that seek cooperation. Drawing on the social interdependence theory, this paper provides a classification for gamifica...
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During recent years, gamification has become a popular method of enriching information technologies. Popular business analysts have made promising predictions about penetration of gamification, however, it has also been estimated that most gamifica-tion efforts will fail due to poor understanding of how gamification should be designed and implement...
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This study investigates how different gamification implementations can increase crowdsourcees' motivation and participation in crowdsourcing (CS). To this end, we review empirical literature that has investigated the use of gamification in crowdsourcing settings. Overall, the results of the review indicate that gamification has been an effective ap...
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Der Einsatz von Gamification zur Förderung der Motivation bei der Nutzung von Informationstechnologie gewinnt in den letzten Jahren stark an Bedeutung in Wissenschaft und Praxis. Auf Grund der Neuheit des Gamification-Phänomens gibt es bisher jedoch nur sehr wenige konkrete Notationen und Sprachen zur Gamifizierung von IT-Systemen. Dieser Beitrag s...
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This paper applies gamification to leverage the use of information for information-intensive business tasks in the context of corporate intranets. It presents the results of an online experiment, which was conducted in the banking industry with 68 advisors from different institutes using a prototype of a corporate intranet. They indicate that addin...
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In this paper, we present our research on the impact of gamification – ‘the use of game design elements in non-game contexts’ – to increase the motivation of students to use PLEs (Personal Learning Environments) that enhance interaction and support reflection in lectures. To examine this, we conducted an experiment with the Live-Interest-Meter (LIM...
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Neue Möglichkeiten der IT, vielfältige Trends im Kundenverhalten, Wettbewerb und Markt, sowie strenge regulatorische Vorschriften führen zu hohen Kosten und stellen die Bankenbranche vor immer neue Herausforderungen. Starke Standardisierung und die Konzentration auf Kernkompetenzen könnten eine mögliche Strategie sein diesem zunehmenden Kostendruck...
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In this paper, we present our research on the impact of gamification – ‘the use of game design elements in non-game contexts’ – to increase the motivation of students to use PLEs (Personal Learning Environments). To examine this, we conducted an experiment with the Live-Interest-Meter (LIM), a Quantified Self (QS) application to improve the learnin...

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IT-mediated crowds are being implemented for multifarious purposes, using multifarious techniques. We seek to coalesce a specific and enduring community of researchers focused on the study of IT-mediated crowds as a phenomenon. Our aim is to harness, and thus focus, the currently very broad inter-disciplinary study of IT-mediated crowds, to incite a sharing of results and a cross-pollination of ideas among researchers currently looking at IT-mediated crowds from IS, I-School, HCI, Computer Science, Marketing, Education, Natural Sciences, Communication, and Technology Innovation perspectives.
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Peer-to-peer economies (sharing economy, crowdsourcing, crowdfunding)
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Gamification