A network or community remains active only if it is alive and animated. Here again, Open badges offer uses that remain to be developed. The first that comes to mind is gamification [the principle of level / reward badges is a legacy of video games and role plays, note].

Examples of quirky or rare badges.

This dimension of animation uses is also to be considered in the service of communication or marketing. It is possible to embody the spirit of an event, a game, a team. Badges also lend themselves to the principles of collectible cards or vignettes that, combined with “scarcity” effects, can activate public engagement or project life.



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