Count what counts
Perhaps the most important guiding principle for Clue Ride is to “Count what Counts“. It’s hard to name a price for something so squishy as “building community”, or “strengthening relationships”.
Badges are one way to encourage counting what counts.
Clue Ride’s badging system is still coming together, but it’s based on Open Badges, a software system that allows defining a set of criteria and then officially recognizing when someone has met those criteria. They are being used today in the field of education, and are rapidly being adopted by other fields.
Although there are currently no standards for “counting what counts” criteria, that won’t be something that stops Clue Ride from proposing a set of criteria and (we hope) might provide something others can learn from.