BI might be best made into a game. Tableau Software, for example, doesn’t call its tool a game, of course. You don’t sell business software that way. But to many of its users, it might as well be a game. Tableau looks like more fun than any other computer game I know of.
We’ve seen other examples of game-like behavior. Prius owners, for example, compete to see who can get the best gas mileage. And Frank Buytendijk found his game in his running shoe-implanted Nike chip. The chip lets him compete against himself.
The potential for BI occurred to me on the flight home from TDWI Chicago as I watched game researcher Jane McGonigal’s “Saving the World Through Game Design” from last year’s New Yorker Conference.… Read the rest “A new game for BI”