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Serious games in support of transformative multi-stakeholder sanitation planning for increased resource recovery: Specifications for game development

Kain, Jaan-Henrik and Mcconville, Jennifer and Billger, Monica (2021). Serious games in support of transformative multi-stakeholder sanitation planning for increased resource recovery: Specifications for game development. (NL, NJ) > Dept. of Energy and Technology, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet. Report (Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology) ; 2021:7
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Abstract

Globally, 2.3 billion people lack sanitation. Innovative solutions are needed that allow for rapid service expansion to underserved populations. Serious games can bring new perspectives into rigid planning and decision-making by increasing the understanding of complex issues, supporting learning of alternative perspectives and enhancing stakeholders cooperation. Existing games are inadequate for addressing the sanitation challenge and current frameworks for game development are neither comprehensive, nor tailored to sanitation planning. The objectives of this report are a) to develop a generic framework for development of serious games supporting transformative planning and governance; and b) to develop a set of specifications for a serious game for transformative sanitation planning specifically, c) to present a sanitation planning game prototype, and d) to report on an assessment of this game prototype. The report is based on literature studies and prototyping with user tests. A comprehensive framework for game development is presented and specifications for a serious game in sanitation planning are described. Initial game prototyping found that not all specifications could be fulfilled. Yet, focusing the framework on the serious purpose of the game, its worldview, its content, and its context of use brought a different but useful logic into the game design process.

Authors/Creators:Kain, Jaan-Henrik and Mcconville, Jennifer and Billger, Monica
Title:Serious games in support of transformative multi-stakeholder sanitation planning for increased resource recovery: Specifications for game development
Series Name/Journal:Report (Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology)
Year of publishing :2021
Number:2021:7
Number of Pages:80
Publisher:Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology
Language:English
Publication Type:Report
Article category:Other scientific
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 2 Engineering and Technology > 201 Civil Engineering > Water Engineering
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-114866
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-114866
ID Code:26353
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Energy and Technology
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Deposited On:20 Dec 2021 09:54
Metadata Last Modified:20 Dec 2021 15:24

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