Badge Architectures in Engineering Education - Blueprints and Challenges

Răzvan Rughiniș


The paper presents a critical discussion of badge architectures and an illustrative case study. We argue that common glosses of badges as simplistic or as extrinsically motivating are misleading when designing or evaluating badge architectures. We propose to focus on their descriptive and creative effects: badge architectures may create user portraits, system maps, and dedicated timelines, supporting new forms of attention within the system and at meta-system levels. By affording new activities in and about the system, badges can offer participants resources to internalize their extrinsic motivation. Our case study illustrates the complexity of minimalist badge architectures, presents two innovative features, and discusses challenges in implementation.


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Paper Citation

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Rughiniș R. (2013). Badge Architectures in Engineering Education - Blueprints and Challenges . In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-8565-53-2, pages 548-554. DOI: 10.5220/0004388405480554

in Bibtex Style

author={Răzvan Rughiniș},
title={Badge Architectures in Engineering Education - Blueprints and Challenges},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},

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JO - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - Badge Architectures in Engineering Education - Blueprints and Challenges
SN - 978-989-8565-53-2
AU - Rughiniș R.
PY - 2013
SP - 548
EP - 554
DO - 10.5220/0004388405480554