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Do Game Bots Dream of Electric Rewards?: The universality of intrinsic motivation

Sweetser Kyburz, Penny; Aitchison, Matthew


The purpose of this paper is to draw together theories, ideas, and observations related to rewards, motivation, and play to develop and question our understanding and practice of designing reward-based systems and technology. Our exploration includes reinforcement, rewards, motivational theory, flow, play, games, gamification, and machine learning. We examine the design and psychology of reward-based systems in society and technology, using gamification and machine learning as case studies. We...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020-09
Type: Conference paper
Book Title: International Conference on the Foundations of Digital Games (FDG ’20)
DOI: 10.1145/3402942.3402965
Access Rights: Open Access


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