Want to make your impact-driven projects soar using game design, behavioral psychology, and the science of building movements?

I will teach you.


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Gamify the Planet is an exclusive training and mentoring program I provide for my Patreon supporters. Here's what you get when you join:
Live interactive Zoom workshops on the last Tuesday of every month.
Access to all workshop recordings and downloads as a full impact design masterclass.
Members-only Gamify the Planet Discord group.
Direct message Katie for advice and feedback anytime on your projects.
Free copy of my book PDF and audiobook MP3, How to Save the World ($25).
Free access to my Udemy Course, How to Save the World with Gamification, Behavior, and Data Visualization ($90).
Group accountability to complete, implement, test the techniques with each monthly session.
Month by month subscription via Patreon, cancel anytime.
Let's kick it off!
2022 Monthly Workshop Schedule
JANUARY 2022
Behavior mapping for impact
This process is the THE BOMB! Behavior mapping is my most sought-after consulting service and it's the most powerful impact design tool I've ever used – yet few environmental professionals know how to do it. I'm teaching it now for the first time! It's a combination of user story mapping for software design, UI/UX design, and my own behavior, nudge and gamification techniques. A new project will never be the same again after you learn this.  
Sign up on Patreon Workshop: January 24th 9am pst
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FEBRUARY 2022
The 12 steps of telling a story that captivates
Every fantasized about how to give one of those mind-blowing and highly shared TED talks? Few things have changed my life like learning how to wield the power of The Hero's Journey storytelling template. In this workshop I'll teach you how to do it for any non-fiction environmental cause. 
Join the group on Patreon Workshop: February 22nd 9am pst
"Katie's approach to doing valuable and impactful work is very well thought out and put together. I love her style - she will really drive you to figure out how you are making social or environmental change through your own work!"

- Valentina Ferenac, Sustainability Strategist, Southern California Regional Coordinator at PaintCare
MARCH 2022
The 14 secrets to environmental leadership
If you are in the job of influencing humans to make environmental change, then you are being an environmental leader! In this workshop, I'll teach the 14 secrets to environmental leadership that will get you to influence groups of people in a way that will active those groups to build into active social movements.
Sign up on Patreon Workshop: March 29th 9am pst
APRIL 2022
How to gamify a map
Everything environmental happens on a map! Maps posses untapped potential for us to track environmental progress, behaviors, and action. In this workshop, I'll be teaching how to combine various action and gamification design techniques to a map in a way you can use to encourage your people to take action.
Sign up on Patreon Workshop: April 26th 9am pst
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"Katie's presentation gave me a solid base to begin the challenging task of tracking change . . . having been turned down for a grant or two for this very reason (we didn't have the behavior change data the foundations wanted), I hadn't understood how to even begin collecting this information in a meaningful way until I participated in this workshop."

- Constance Taylor, California Center for Natural History
MAY 2022
God metrics and progress bars
Tracking progress is all that matters - yet it's almost always forgotten. In this workshop I will help you identify your "God metric" and sketch out how you will track the progress of your members. You can do this with progress bars, dots, badges. 
Sign up on Patreon Workshop: May 31st 9am pst
JUNE 2022
Structuring your levels
Often change-makers tend to want to clump a massive change on people all at once - it's too much! In this workshop, I'll help you tease your process of change into discrete levels that allow people to take baby steps and graduate up to advanced levels. 
Sign up on Patreon Workshop: June 28th 9am pst
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"This is a very well-thought-out, detailed presentation of the material. My sense of digital design is far from sophisticated, and I was extremely impressed to see the many ways that data visualization may be brought to bear on environmental and other sorts of information. All of the projects include detailed explanations of how to carry out design projects, using photostock, graphics, and data manipulation tools, many free, that I was not aware of. Strongly recommended."

-- Rebecca Skinner, Stanford Research Associate, Works on public displays of  air quality monitoring, San Francisco, California.


JULY 2022
Star charts and time-based challenges
Star charts are a powerful yet often overlooked means to get people to commit to a new behavior. They can be used for personal actions, UI/UX design, or for larger system-wide goals. In this workshop I'll show you some variations on how to apply them to your mission.
Sign up on Patreon Workshop: July 26th 9am pst
AUGUST 2022
Conversation design
Have you ever thought about how movements are sparked? It's through conversations. All change spreads from person to person, usually through a conversation. In this workshop we'll break down how we can "design" for more conversations to happen to "the unconverted."
Sign up on Patreon Workshop: August 30th 9am pst
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"Katie does an incredible job of introducing concepts in a way that naturally allows you to engage with them. I’m also a huge visual learner, so the presence of a lot of images made this a really enjoyable read for me. Everything needs to change in order to combat the climate crisis, and this book introduces and guides readers through some of the many ways they can take action. Highly recommend!"

– Sanjana Paul, Executive Director Earth Hacks, x-NASA software engineer, MIT Senseable Cities Lab.


SEPTEMBER 2022
Goals and nested goals: self, neighborhood, city, and state 
A simple way to ask something to do something is to give them a goal. A good action UI design will give the player a quantitative goal when they sign up. In this workshop, I will help you design a goal for your player sign up and nest the goal in the context of the player's neighborhood, city, and state.
Sign up on Patreon Workshop: September 30th 9am pst
OCTOBER 2022
Charismatic characters for action 
A simple way to ask something to do something is to give them a goal. A good action UI design will give the player a quantitative goal when they sign up. In this workshop, I will help you design a goal for your player sign up and nest the goal in the context of the player's neighborhood, city, and state.
Sign up on Patreon Workshop: October 25th 9am pst
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
""I am loving your "How to Save the World" lecture . . .  I am only half way through it and cannot wait to rewatch it again soon. So many gems! Thanks for putting this out into the world."

- Erin Rhodes,
Writer & Speaker on the Zero Waste Lifestyle

NOVEMBER 2022
Augmented reality experiences for social impact 
There are multiple ways that Augmented reality can be used to support environmental and social change from reimagining biophilic cities to simple Instagram sharing filters. In this workshop, I'll take you through the various technologies, softwares available and how you can apply them to various kinds of impact campaigns.
Sign up on Patreon Workshop: November 29th 9am pst
DECEMBER 2022
Pledges and commitment devices 
Few things are as strong as a promise! We can use the deep need we have to "keep our word" as a simple action design tool. It's a pledge - asking someone to write down a commitment. In this workshop, I'll share examples, research, and ways you can implement it in your project. 
Sign up on Patreon Workshop: December 27th 9am pst
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"I like how Katie brings a lot of optimism, joy and energy into solving environmental problems. Too often those of us looking to work on these issues face a lot of doom and gloom scenarios and are often overwhelmed with the scale of the problems. "Be motivated instead by a positive vision of how beautiful you think the world could be." Instead Katie turns it into a positive challenge to work on solving with some good advice."

- Abbey Mory, San Francisco, USA

JANUARY 2023
Creating your "I have a dream" speech to sell your vision
You need to use the power of a future vision to sell your idea. Why should your members, co-workers, funders, and followers join you? It's about selling the destination (not just explaining the problem). In this workshop, I'll share with you how to illustrate the vision of the future you want people to join you on.
Sign up on Patreon Workshop: January 31th 9am pst
FEBRUARY 2023
Public disclosure, A-B-C rankings, star ratings, and color
The basic behavior - gamification design is this - work out a number to publicly disclose, give an A,B,C rank, a star, a color, and maybe a smily face - and it works. In this workshop, I'll share examples of where this has been done and help you apply it to your mission. 
Sign up on Patreon Workshop: February 28st 2023 9am pst
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"My background is in software engineering, and although I've applied one or two of these gamification techniques in the past, I've never seen them all tied together in such a logical/repeatable design. The lessons are captivating, and move at a fast but comfortable pace. My favorite thing about this course is how Katie presents each technique with several ideas of hi-tech and lo-tech implementations - everything from stickers on walls to interactive hardware displays. This got me thinking more creatively about what's possible in the real world, and outside the confines of just a laptop screen. I highly recommend this course!"

-- Eugene Otto, Software Engineer, Game programmer and founder of multiple technology start ups.
MARCH 2023
The art of onboarding and "foot in the door" technique
How are you introducing new people to your cause, app, or program? The introductory steps are important - it's called "onboarding." In this workshop, I'll teach you how to design an onboarding experience that captivates your user and gets them to commit to their first "foot in the door" action.
Sign up on Patreon Workshop: March 28th 2023 9am pst
APRIL 2023
Rewards: badges, awards, smileys, confetti, and compliments
The brain loves to be rewarded! It loves to complete a goal, experience novelty, and get a cookie. Gamification designs rewards (like badges) for this enjoyment. In this workshop, I'll show you examples and go deeper into the reward system of the brain, and help you design reward system into your project.
Sign up on Patreon Workshop: April 25th 2023 9am pst
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

"I am a complete novice at game design, yet I have found the course to be well designed, beautifully narrated and explained, crystal clear in terms of explanations and digestible in videos of up to 10 minutes each. Katie presents her material brilliantly and passionately. This course and the games it will enable are a great opportunity to explore real innovation at the edge of how people are learning and changing behavior. And it is ridiculously good value! This is a rare resource and I recommend you get engaged and get it done!"

-- Tim Bennett, Agricultural Scientist, Environmental finance entrepreneur, consultant to UN Centre for Alleviation of Poverty by Sustainable Agriculture
MAY 2023
Comparison and leaderboards
One of the most powerful ways to motivate people into action is to compare people to each other on a single quantitative measure. You can compare schools, dorms, businesses, neighborhoods, corporates, and governments. In this workshop, I'll take you through examples of social comparison and help you design them in to your project. 
Sign up on Patreon Workshop: May 30th 2023 9am pst
JUNE 2023
Social norms, imitation, and identity
People do things because they imitate the people around them. In this workshop I'll share the research on how people adopt change via the social pressures of those around them and how you can design for imitation and identity. 
Sign up on Patreon Workshop: June 27th 2023 9am pst
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

"Very insightful and thought-provoking. Great presentation style. I especially appreciated the idea that sustainable change requires us to establish a metric for progress toward that change."

- Jim Cybulski, PhD, Stanford University, Co-Founder and Engineer at Foldscope Instruments
JULY 2023
How to use map technology for action design
Maps can so amazing things! With satellite data, lidar, drones, sensors, and citizen science there is much that can be mapped for your cause. In this workshop we'll do a dive into inspiring project examples, map technology and what's capable using free tools like Mapbox and QGIS. 
Sign up on Patreon Workshop: July 25th 2023 9am pst
AUGUST 2023
How to turn a group that "talks" into a movement that takes action
The world changes through the power of groups. Humans are naturally group animals and when we use the right "group design" you can make your group into an influential force. In this workshop, I'll teach you how to run and structure your group to not just "network and talk" but make real change happen.
Sign up on Patreon Workshop: August 29th 2023 9am pst
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

"Engaging and insightful. I walked away inspired and full of new ideas!"

- Dan White, CEO & Founder Filament Games


SEPTEMBER 2023
How to design a landing page that works
People do things because they imitate the people around them. In this workshop I'll share the research on how people adopt change via the social pressures of those around them and how you can design for imitation and identity. 
Sign up on Patreon Workshop: September 26th 2023 9am pst
OCTOBER 2023
How to build a social media following for your cause
People do things because they imitate the people around them. In this workshop I'll share the research on how people adopt change via the social pressures of those around them and how you can design for imitation and identity. 
Sign up on Patreon Workshop: October 31th 2023 9am pst
NOVEMBER 2023
Declustering behaviors and "niching down" for impact
Social impact entrepreneurs want to ask people to make many changes all at once - don't fall for this trap! You'll discover your power by niching down. In this workshop, I'll help you learn how to your desired behavior into it's most reductive action, and designing your program up from there. 
Sign up on Patreon Workshop: November 28th 2023 9am pst
"Katie Patrick has a mind that will be remembered for decades to come. She approaches problems with unique creativity applied methodically. She sees solutions upside down and in reverse. This workbook helped define and narrow my fashion company in a way that 5 years of professional mentorships couldn’t touch."
– Hanna Davison

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