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The House We Build


Minichiello, M and Egglestone, P and Anelli, L and Barnes-keoghan, A and O'Donnell, L and Scott, N and Carroll, N and Kenke, R and Wright, R and Drummond, J and See, ZS and McGrath, J and Cuneo, M, The House We Build, The University of Newcastle, online: (2020) [Other Exhibition]

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This project presents a research-creation digital application of "The House We Built", which was developed as a population (user) engagement and elicitation research tool. The aim was to use the in-game experience to allow the user to experience the real life challenges of planning population growth. This includes making choices about the design and placement of houses, parks, schools and other amenities for different age groups and lifestyles. The objective is to encourage better informed thinking as a 'problem solver' and not a 'blocker' of solutions. To test ways to become more open minded about the means that Newcastle (NSW, Australian) might be developed as a place for future as well as existing 'Novocastrians'. The serious games digital application 'positions' the player perspective as an insider to the planning process emotionally taking an emit view of the challenge of changing living environments for people the aim is to influence player/user perceptions. The game mechanics and visual assets promote opportunities to help others and contribute to a community. The process provides 'facts', 'motivation' and 'opportunity' to effect change in a serious game environment.

Item Details

Item Type:Other Exhibition
Keywords:education technology, digital humanities, human computer interaction
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Educational technology and computing
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in education
UTAS Author:See, ZS (Dr Zi Siang See)
ID Code:149836
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2022-04-15
Last Modified:2022-10-11

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