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26-29 May 2015
Europe/Berlin timezone
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Fürstenberghaus - F2
20 - Human-centred Information Systems

A Descriptive Literature Review and Classification Framework for Gamification in Information Systems



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Gamification evolved to one of the most important trends in technology and therefore gains more and more practical and scientific notice. Yet academia lacks a comprehensive overview of research, even though a review of prior, relevant literature is essential for advancing knowledge in a field. Therefore a novel classification framework for Gamification in Information Systems with the intention to provide a structured, summarized as well as organized overview was con-structed to close this gap of research. A literature review on Gamification in quality outlets combined with a Grounded Theory approach served as a starting point. As a result this paper provides a foundation for current and future research to advance the knowledge on Gamifica-tion. Moreover it offers a structure for Gamification research which was not available previous-ly. Findings from the literature review were mapped to the classification framework and analyzed. Derived from the classification framework and its out-come future research outlets were identified.