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Let’s discuss how Museums can actively promote an accessible culture within their teams and exhibits. Discover how to leverage industry standards and accessibility principles to guide decision-making and go beyond mere compliance. Join me, a passionate mobile engineer and accessibility advocate, alongside our Goosechase Community Manager, @Craig Cordell, on Wednesday, February 28th at 1 PM EST, for an engaging conversation on building an inclusive museum culture. Please take a moment to RSVP to our event! Not sure where to start? Check out my blog article on how we’ve fostered a culture of accessibility at Goosechase.Feel free to drop any questions or specific topics you’re curious about below. See you soon!
One of the ways our product and design teams have gotten inspiration for new features has been to look at where Goosechase creators’ desired outcomes clash against the edges of what our platform’s current capabilities allow. Similar to how urban planners often observe “Desire Paths” formed by the organic movement patterns of crowds through unpaved areas in order to decide where actual pathways should be paved in the future, I’m interested in finding out what “desire features” creators have been enabling using their own clever workarounds, that have allowed them to “hack” features into Goosechase that we might not even have known creators have wanted to use.A few examples I’ve heard of in previous conversations with our creators: Permission collection: Using a text mission worth 0 points in order to get their participants’ permission to use submitted photos or videos for marketing purposes. Points for the fastest submissions: Including 0-point missions, and using the Dashboard
Today we celebrate the ONE-year anniversary of The Nest! 🎉 Over the last year, this gaggle has grown to over 350 members, created over 550 posts, and given over 950 thumbs up! And we couldn’t have done it without you! You flew together as a flock, sharing ideas, attending events, answering questions, and trading helpful honks.And we’re ready for more! This year we’re ready to welcome new geese to our flock, host more events, showcase incredible industry experts, and help Goosechase creators just like you make the world more fun, playful, and human.Honk honk hooray! 🎉 Since this egg hatched one year ago, there have been SO many of you that helped build this nest one twig at a time! Huge shoutout to these fine feathered day one community members: @Carrie Willis @MsKERodriguez @Mambrose @RetChaser @drfry2 @JRErickson @lhawthorne @nhill @cincrean @JackieD @MrBentley @Floyd Perras @jenniferacronk @MrBentley THANK YOU to everyone for being part of this community! 📣 Honk into the thread
Museums are sitting on a ✨ goldmine ✨ of content, and the average user spends 2.5 hours a day on social media-- that’s the perfect opportunity for museums to captive and engage their audiences right where they are! I’m super excited to invite you to join me and Goosechase founder and CEO Andrew Cross on Wednesday, January 24th at 10 AM PST / 1PM EST, for a conversation on how museums can use the power of short-form video to transform their social media presence and be top curators in the digital realm. RSVP here! Drop any questions or specific topics you’re curious about below. See you next week! Mona Lisa is smiling after all!
Hi Creators 👋🏻We are so excited to be here with you and to have the opportunity to launch this space for all Goosechase creators to connect, learn and inspire one another. I’ve got Goosebumps!If a few goosey puns haven’t turned you off yet (you can tell this community is *down-*right full of those) we’d love it if you would introduce yourself here in this thread. Feel free to share:🏢 Where you work 🏠 Where you live 💼 Your role 📲 How you use Goosechase, and 💯 How many Goosechase experiences you’ve runBut of course feel free to add any other interesting information about yourself (hobbies, interests, fave movie/band etc) or even a fun picture of you being a Silly Goose! This is the best way for us to get to know one another and feel more comfortable sharing ideas.
It's not too late for 2024 "Ins" & "Outs" is it?Here I go! 👇 ✅ INPrioritizing professional developmentTime saving AI tacticsReading time instead of TV time ❌ OUTMindless scrollingPen and paper to-do listsDessert after dinner Okay, I can't make any promises on that last one! 🍦 What's yours?@Jax-in-the-box @Adrienne Lusby @Lea L @garretlai @mrsgorkow @Tammyhill34
Keeping with the playful and game-based nature of Goosechase, I have a fun question for folks in the Lounge! 🛋 In video games you’ve got your main quests that actively progress the story, but also side-quests that can enrich your experience (even if they don’t have any direct bearing on the main quests).What side-quest(s) are you currently completing in your real life? 🎒
Hello amazing members of the Nest! 🎉Katie from the Goosechase Brand Team here 👋 I’m reaching out to see if you’d like to share your experience with Goosechase on Capterra, a technology review site. Honest reviews and feedback helps others who are considering using Goosechase within their communities decide if we’re the right fit for them.Here’s the scoop for members of the Nest:Head on over to Capterra using this link and drop us an honest review. It's super easy and won't take more than a few minutes. And, for the first 60 awesome folks who leave a review, you’ll get a cool $15 USD gift card! 🎁💰Let me know if you have any question!Katie
Up to this point, Goosechase experiences have only had one leaderboard configuration that ranks the players from highest to lowest score, active as soon as the experience is started. As Goosechase creators have expanded their use of the platform beyond only that of classic “scavenger hunt’ experiences, we occasionally hear of creators wanting to use other leaderboard configurations as well. I’m curious about which of the ideas we’ve heard are the most popular among our community of creators. Please respond in the poll below to tell us about the types of leaderboards you could have found useful for a previous experience you created. Then, comment to tell us about the types of experiences you would have enabled with the alternate leaderboard configuration, or suggest other leaderboard configurations not included as one of our options that you might have found useful!
Our product team has recently been diving into the ways creators set up participant team creation and experience join in their Goosechase experiences. With the choice between Teams or Solo Mode, some creators pre-create all teams/participant profiles, while others let participants create their own after they join the experience. We even see some creators do both, pre-creating some teams/participant profiles while also letting participants create their own.Taking a look at our 2022 usage data, we discovered that 22.48% of completed experiences were set up with the creator in full control of the team creation process. They pre-created all teams/participant profiles without checking the option to let participants create their own.Since about 33.62% of experiences over the same time period contained at least one pre-created team/participant profile, this shows that when creators decide to pre-create any team/participant profile, they choose to retain full control of team creation in around
Something that surprised our Product team this month was seeing our data indicate that over half of all Goosechase experiences (51.3% to be exact), contain at least 1 mission that included either an added link or an added photo attachment. In fact, about 10% of all missions created on Goosechase contain an added link, while almost 15% of missions contain an added photo attachment! In our mind, the “core” of Goosechase missions had always been the text-based title and description fields. The link and photo attachment fields were of course available to supplement when creators needed to provide additional context to participants, but we had always primarily pictured media to be incoming from participants’ submissions while completing an experience, rather than something creators were overly concerned about when creating missions in the first place. It seems like there’s actually quite a significant desire from Goosechase creators to use media beyond text to describe mission requirements
There’s been some requests to better understand the various ranks and badges that are up for grabs here in The Nest.Our opening batch of ranks are:Hatchling Sr. Hatching Gosling Sr. Gosling Mature Goose Sr. Mature Goose Elder Gander Sr. Elder Gander Goose AlmightyYour ascension up the ranks is based on a number of factors including: Posts, Replies, Likes Given, Likes Received, Number of Logins, Age in the Community and a few other secret sauce metrics (thankfully the machines do all the maths). Happy Ranking!
To go along with the post about the various Ranks available here in The Nest, I thought it would be useful to also share a few, but not all of the badges one can earn here in The Nest. Now you might be wondering “Why not all of them?” Well, that’s a great question, my curious water-fowl friend! The answer is that some are earned “just because” or you’re an early adopter to something or are helpful. And we want these actions to be authentic, so to lay out the secret sauce would be to diminish the value of the badge. Also, this will not be a final list of badges one can earn. We will be adding new badges over time, so this will be a great post to check back on from time to time if shiny bobbles are you goose-thang! ChatterboxAvailable in Levels 1-5For Nesters who are topic starters (Posting Questions, Conversations, Ideas, Articles, etc)ContributorAvailable in Levels 1-5For Nesters who are constantly posting helpful answers/replies to the posts of othersPhotogenicOne Time BadgeFor Nest
The Goosechase Hike ‘n Honk, presented by Cotopaxi, Launches April 3rd, 2023 Howdy fellow Nest’rs! We’ve got a special contest event exclusively for our community members (that’s you): a Goosechase Experience of our very own brought to you in part by our fine feathered friends at Cotopaxi. Who knew a goose and a llama were a match made in heaven? Well…we did. Cotopaxi is all about inspiring people to explore and do good, and we couldn’t be more excited to partner with them to get you ready for epic adventuring. The Goosechase Hike ‘n Honk, presented by Cotopaxi, will kick off on April 3, 2023, and you’ll have the entire month of April to complete Missions and accumulate points for your chance to make it to the top of the leaderboard and win weekly prizes. Here's how it works:Create and fill out your profile on The Nest, the community for Goosechase creators (Pro-Tip: make sure your profile has your real name and photo) Download the latest version of the Goosechase app Use the Join
One thing that’s been on our mind recently is how many bonus points Goosechase creators are awarding to their participants’ submissions. It’s no secret that awarding bonus points is an easy way for creators to help participants feel positively recognized for their submission contributions (Hint: Participants get a notification for each one!), but what we were curious about was what quantity of points creators tended to award, relative to the original point value of the mission. Before we took a look at the data, we asked the Goosechase team to take a guess at the most common bonus point quantities awarded. (We had already completed enough data analysis at this point to know that even though creators were able to freely enter the number of points awarded using the current Experience Manager interface, the point values tended to focus on certain cleanly defined percentages)As it turns out, most of us greatly underestimated Goosechase creators’ generosity levels! Most of the time, creator
Did our latest email newsletter fly into your inbox? The Chase is two delightful minutes in your inbox that capture the thrill of creating incredible interactive experiences for your community. 📚 This month we talked all things Experience Template Library, chock-full of 250+ ready-to-use templates that are ready to run, you can easily search for topics or holidays, use them for inspiration, or customize each Mission for your community. 📼 If you started your first job somewhere between the 80s and ‘00s, we can bet a corporate training video was part of the agenda. We compiled 9 of the best retro training videos for your viewing pleasure!🤫 “Quiet hiring” is often uttered in the same breath as other recent-ish trends like “quiet firing” and “quiet quitting.” The good news is this particular brand of quiet offers something far more promising: the prospect of incorporating new skill sets into your workplace simply by giving existing employees new responsibilities. So what’s the deal wit
Just for a little fun, here’s a game we play on slack at Goosechase HQ each week and the responses have been nothing less than hilarious 🤣. It’s called This Or That, you’re given a scenario and two choices, and you simply need to pick one or the other. That’s it! Pick your own level of humiliation (and remember you have to choose only ONE):Here's the situation, you got caught red-handed doing something bad, and the judge (me), finds you GUILTY, but gives you a choice in your punishment.. 😅. You either MUST sing Karaoke 🎵 EVERY TIME you're in public OR be forced to wear a clown suit EVERYWHERE 🤡 Please only choose the THIS... or the THAT. There are not other options, there are no grey areas up for discussion. it is THIS or THAT.... That's it, that's all
Scavenger hunts have proven to be this amazing tool to engage, educate and activate people, but over the last 11 years, we noticed that some of our most creative customers were pushing beyond the bounds of the classic scavenger hunt format (in a good way!) - using Goosechase to host museum tours, sponsored fundraisers, and so much more we never could have imagined.The common thread between these boundary-pushing customers was that they had been thinking about Goosechase as a flexible tool to create experiences, not just a platform for running scavenger hunts. This really resonated with us and our long-term mission to make the world a more fun, playful and human place.Read more here ->
In a land where the mighty Goose is viewed as the superior water-fowl, it can only be assumed that ducks MUST be inferior in every way…. from quality of their feathers to their intellect.With that said, I think we can safely call anytime we’ve messed up something BIG a “What The Duck” moment? Not that there’s anything wrong with making mistakes, but sharing them only serves to help others from making the same mistakes.So what say you flock? What have been your biggest WTD moments? Feel free to share broadly from your professional life OR specifically with regards to running experiences on Goosechase!------I’ll go first… Now while this doesn’t have to do with Goosechase experiences, it does still make my toes curl with embarrassment when I think about it. My “What the duck” moment came when I was in a tense negotiation with an event venue via email. Long story short, there were a few passive aggressive emails on both sides and our internal legal counsel was involved to ensure things wen
Just signed up for Goosechase? Welcome to the Flock! Wondering where to begin? Well you’re in luck friend, we’ve got you covered with this handy dandy getting started guide. If you’ve made it this far, you’re already a beak and feathers ahead of the rest!Have a look at the helpful resources below from our Help Center. They should give you a real wing up as you prepare to take your maiden flight 🛫. Getting Started with GoosechaseA step-by-step walkthrough to build your own Goosechase experienceStep 1: Adding your Experience details Step 2: Adding Missions Step 3: Managing your participants Step 4: Launching your Experience Step 5: Monitoring an Experience Step 6: Reviewing & downloading submissions Getting Ready ChecklistOur tried and tested checklist can be found here, it has everything you need to run a successful Experience! PricingLooking to add more participants? Check out our pricing page here! FAQsOur general FAQ page can be found here which can help answer some
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