Playful empowerment, the role of game design innovation in participatory citizenship.

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Abstract


In this talk I will address a changing perspective on design, one in which users are defined as social and economical actors who co-create products and services. We will see that the role of play in its contemporary and digital form for instance through games, apps, interactive toys is essential in this process. This talk consists of two parts. The first part focuses on our research in play and civic interaction design. I will define play in its digital form and its intrinsic qualities, such as fun, experience, creation, collaboration, and competition. I will then show that through these qualities a new digital culture has emerged in which, instead of a top-down, one-to- many vertical cascade, we find bottom-up, many-to-many, horizontal, peer-to-peer communications (Jenkins, 2009). In the second part, I will sketch the research and game designs in relation to research and education at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, including further collaboration with partners in industry and research. The main focus in this talk is on the challenge of how to design for these collective opportunities, e.g. in health care, education and city planning.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSerious Games: Second Joint International Conference, JCSG 2016, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, September 26-27, 2016, Proceedings
EditorsT. Marsh
Place of PublicationDordrecht
PublisherSpringer
Pages1-3
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)978-3319458403
ISBN (Print)331945840X
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sep 2016
EventJoint Conference of Serious Games - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 26 Sep 201627 Sep 2016
http://jcsg2016.org/

Conference

ConferenceJoint Conference of Serious Games
Abbreviated titleLCSG 2016
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane
Period26/09/1627/09/16
Internet address

Bibliographical note

This book constitutes the proceedings of the Second Joint International Conference on Serious Games, JCSG 2016, held in Brisbane, QLD, Australia, in September 2016. This conference bundles the activities of the International Conference on Serious Games Development and Applications, SGDA, and the Conference on Serious Games, GameDays.
The total of 36 full papers and 5 short papers was carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers were organized in topical sections named: health, well-being and accessibility; education, learning and training; science, nature and heritage; design, development and analysis; poster papers; exhibits.

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    Schouten, B. A. M. (2016). Playful empowerment, the role of game design innovation in participatory citizenship. In T. Marsh (Ed.), Serious Games: Second Joint International Conference, JCSG 2016, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, September 26-27, 2016, Proceedings (1 ed., pp. 1-3). Springer.