How we are different: Science that’s disguised as a game

The way the brain works

People forget. It's natural, and it happens extremely fast. In 1885, German psychologist Hermann Ebbinghaus published his findings about forgetting; he found that the average person will forget up to 80% of information in 30 days or less. It's just the way the brain is wired, and it's referred to as "The Forgetting Curve."

The key principles of retrieval practice

Forgetting and then re-remembering strengthens knowledge into durable memory.


The spacing effect indicates that you can significantly increase knowledge retention if you present information at spaced intervals over time. Why? Research shows that spacing out learning may feel less productive than traditional learning, because some forgetting has started to set in and you've got to work harder to recall the concepts, but this added effort actually makes the learning (muscle) stronger and strengthens memory.

Artificial intelligence

Trivie games are spaced out over time via a personalized cadence prepared by artificial intelligence that adjusts to how well the trainee is grasping and mastering a concept.

Strengthen memory

Added effort to recall information over time makes your brain stronger and more efficient to access the learned concepts.


Interleaving content of two or more subjects or skills further strengthens memory. Essentially, you are weaving together ("interleaving") topics that may be somewhat related, but not in a linear fashion.

For example, suppose you're a trainer in a company trying to teach employees a complicated new process that involves ten procedures. The typical way of doing this is to train up in procedure 1, repeating it many times until the trainees really seem to have it down cold. Then you go to procedure 2; you do many repetitions of 2, you get that down, and so on. That appears to produce fast learning; but it does not. You must interleave different concepts to help anchor the information into long-term memory.

Back and forth

What would interleaving look like? You practice procedure 1 just a few times, then switch to procedure 4, then switch to 3, then to 7, and so on. Although it may seem somewhat disjointed at first, interleaving is one of the most important techniques to build long-term durable memory.

Automated by machine learning

Trivie uses artificial intelligence to automate the interleaving process. Keywords, scoring, and user proficiency aid the algorithm in interleaving training content to the learner.

Varied Content

Varied content formats are important to build long-term associations. Neuroimaging studies suggest that different kinds of content engage different parts of the brain, and the learning of motor skills from varied content appears to be associated with an area of the brain that is good at decoding more difficult concepts.

An example of varied content or practice strategies can be seen in baseball practice. A hitter would not go to the batting cage and only work on hitting fastballs. What happens in a game if the pitcher throws a curveball? So, to vary his practice, the hitter practices fastballs, curveballs, sliders, sinkers, and knuckleballs at the batting cage, so when he steps on the field he is "neurologically" ready to hit any pitch. His brain remembers the order of operations to make contact.

Multiple content types

Content types include multiple choice, true/false, pictures, videos, audio, and gifs. These can be randomized to ensure the learner is not always presented with the same "pitch."

Adaptive Learning

Delivering personalized learning at the moment of need.

No two learners learn at the same pace, and nor do they absorb and learn information the same way. Our adaptive learning engine personalizes the cadence of learning based on what each user knows or does not know until he or she masters a topic. This machine learning breaks down content into topics and a vast library of keywords that have weighted scores. It then audits user proficiency on those various topics and words and dynamically schedules additional retrieval practice games to users based on their individual proficiency levels and learning style. This process leads to increased knowledge retention, better concept mastery, and a stop-loss for wasted training dollars.

Less work

Trivie's Adaptive Learning methodology offers a personalized training cadence for each employee without requiring exhaustive work from a learning manager to manage this process.

Knowledge retrieval automation

The proprietary algorithms in Trivie's Adaptive Learning engine automate knowledge retrieval, monitor loss, seek out gaps in knowledge, and then programmatically build back a syntax to recoup the lost knowledge.

Speed to market

– Deploying Learning Solutions in Minutes

Deloitte Human Capital Trends' newest research shows that continuous learning is now the #2 issue in business, creating extreme urgency in almost every corporation. The paradox is that most companies are reliant on legacy LMS systems that take weeks if not months of planning to develop a learning path and to deploy. If it takes weeks to plan and deploy a learning solution, critical business problems cannot be addressed in real-time—or even in advance. With Trivie, companies can deploy micro-learning learning games to tens of thousands of employees in just minutes, all in a self-service environment.

Self service proactive learning

This self-service way of delivering learning is
ideal for mobile, personalized to the learner, and delivered at the moment of need.

Instant deploy

Trivie is easy to deploy, has no professional
services or hidden fees, and is ready to launch in minutes.


Trivie’s heritage is in gamification. With tens of millions of games and becoming the #1 game on the Apple App Store, we know games….and scale. We know about the little things that drive engagement, such as game mechanics, pacing, and colors to promote certain actions. There are also point systems, currency models, and different challenge modes for different types of game players. With this unique perspective, we understand what is fun for a user and how to have the most straightforward experience that results in the highest level of engagement.

Experience in the billons

With tens of millions of games played, and over a billion transactions that we have A/B tested, we have designed Trivie to be somewhat like the “Google of learning" and can scale with any sized organization.

Gamification for engagement

A big additional benefit of gamification includes a much shorter feedback cycle, as games provide learners with fun ways to engage and test what they know or how much they've learned. With these results in-hand, trainers can lay a foundation for measuring a more accurate ROI.

Packed with gamification features

Using gamification as a process to shepherd learners through learning experience, Trivie comes complete with leaderboards, power ups, interleaved factoids, a token economy, discussion/chat boards, challenges, badges, comment voting, resource library, avatars, and more.

Learning success

Stop the natural forgetting, recapture lost knowledge, and turn training into learning.