A web-based simulation game as a learning tool for the design process of complex systems
by Francesco Bianconi, Stefano A. Saetta, Lorenzo Tiacci
J. of Design Research (JDR), Vol. 5, No. 2, 2006

Abstract: While relational simulation games have been widely used for learning activities in areas such as business, management and communication, their development in the engineering field is still very limited. In this paper a web-based simulation game was designed in order to fill this existing gap in the development of relational simulation games related to engineering aspects and in particular to the design process of complex systems. An evaluation of a first web trial competition, carried out by questionnaires, shows a satisfactory achievement of the proposed learning tool objectives.

Online publication date: Thu, 23-Nov-2006

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