iSchool Capstone

ProFunCess: Use of Gamification to Learn Software Processes in the Workplace

Project tags:

database administration & development

mobile or web development

Project poster

Games are the future of work. The movement that leads the way is gamification. Gamification is the use of game design techniques, game thinking and game mechanics to enhance non-game contexts. This helps to promote user engagement and thereby increase productivity in the workplace.

Our project implements an adventure maze game application (ProFunCess) on the Android platform using the strategy provided by our partner team. ProFunCess will enable Costco Information Systems staff to learn the skills required for different roles by solving a maze, thereby enhancing the learning process by making it fun and interactive. ProFunCess collects information about the game progress which will be beneficial to managers to track the learning progress of employees. The design of ProFunCess allows extension of the game to additional roles, levels, change of characters thus making the application extensible.

Project participants:

Meera Shanmugavel


Mengfan Wang


Naishi Ren