The DPD Project identified general design principles across four functions of digital badge systems. Learn more about the design principles in this section.
The design principles are general, which means they can be applied in a variety of different contexts, and two specific implementations in different badge systems may look quite different. They have proven to be a useful research tool, especially in drawing out examples to compare to one another and in highlighting the contextual factors that make implementation at one project so different to another’s.
General Design Principles
Clicking each principle will show a listing of the badge systems (those uploaded so far) that used that principle as well as topical case studies that address it.
Most of the general design principles could be implemented in a few different ways. When there was a useful and clear distinction between categories of implementation, we subdivided the general principle into specific principles.
Hurf, can only have one tabbed table per page; going to redo this.
- Recognizing Specific Principles
- Assessing Specific Principles
- Motivating Specific Principles
- Studying Specific Principles