Reverse Psychology – Microsoft makes Game out of the Office Ribbon

In the spirit of the developer’s credo – “That’s not a bug, that’s a feature!” – Microsoft has created a game that gives users points for finding and using commands on the Office Ribbon toolbar.

Usually companies don’t point out their usability issues and problems, but Microsoft’s manager of Office¬†programs, Jennifer Michelstein decided to try using a game to help train users (See Jennifer’s post).

Here’s CNET’s post on the interesting strategy.

Here’s Microsoft’s Ribbon Hero game.

What do you think of this strategy???

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