Play Ribbon Hero and hone your Microsoft Office skills – Office Labs
by Scott Smith
Games for learning is an increasingly popular field that’s quickly gaining ground. When we started this project, we wondered if there was a place for games in Office. We set out to understand whether elements of game play (things like scoring points, competing with friends, and earning achievements) could motivate people to explore more of the app, learn new features, and ultimately become more productive. Could we do it in a way that fit well into the regular Office workflow, without being too much of a distraction? By playing Ribbon Hero, would people feel like they’d increased their Office skill level?