Can gamification improve user experience (UX) of servitization in the financial and construction sector?

Mohammed Soheeb Khan, Vassilis Charissis*, David K. Harrison

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The monetisation of the provision of consumer services rather than products is advantageous and leads to higher profit margins for the providing companies in comparison to the sole manufacturing of consumer products. This business model has gradually propagated in other areas that could offer customized services to their customers such as consumer electronics and fintech. However, the complexity of these offers could deter the potential customers as it could be difficult to understand and evaluate their benefits. Gamification of these offers is a newly adopted method with limited examples primarily in the manufacturing sector. This work presents the development of a serious game for the explanation of fintech servitization offers for the building construction industry. This work aims to identify the efficiency for improvement of user experience (UX) and behavioural intention of customers towards these offers. The project has been evaluated by ten users representing existing customers. The paper presents the evaluation results and concludes with suggestions for future applications and a tentative plan of work for enhancing the application.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHCI International 2022 – Late Breaking Papers. Interaction in New Media, Learning and Games - 24th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2022, Proceedings
EditorsGabriele Meiselwitz, Abbas Moallem, Panayiotis Zaphiris, Andri Ioannou, Andri Ioannou, Robert A. Sottilare, Jessica Schwarz, Xiaowen Fang
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783031221309
Publication statusPublished - 25 Nov 2022
Event24th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: User Experience in Virtual Augmented and Mixed Reality (VAMR II) - Virtual, Gothenburg, Sweden
Duration: 26 Jun 20221 Jul 2022
Conference number: 24

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference24th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
Abbreviated titleHCII
Internet address


  • servitization
  • gamification
  • user experience
  • fintech
  • construction industry
  • 3D
  • virtual reality
  • simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • General Economics,Econometrics and Finance
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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