Towards a Framework for Designing and Assessing Game-Based Approaches for Sustainable Water Governance
AbstractMost of the literature on serious games and gamification calls for a shift from evaluating practices to using theories to assess them. While the former is necessary to justify using game-based approaches, the latter enables understanding “why” game-based approaches are beneficial (or not). Based on earlier review papers and the papers in this special issue of Water entitled “Understanding game-based approaches for improving sustainable water governance: the potential of serious games to solve water problems”, we show that game-based approaches in a water governance context are relatively diverse. In particular, the expected aims, targeted audience, and spatial and temporal scales are factors that differentiate game-based approaches. These factors also strongly influence the design of game-based approaches and the research developed to assess them. We developed a framework to guide and reflect on the design and assessment of game-based approaches, and we suggest opportunities for future research. In particular, we highlight the lack of game-based approaches that can support “society-driven” sustainable water governance. View Full-Text
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Aubert, A.H.; Medema, W.; Wals, A.E.J. Towards a Framework for Designing and Assessing Game-Based Approaches for Sustainable Water Governance. Water 2019, 11, 869.
Aubert AH, Medema W, Wals AEJ. Towards a Framework for Designing and Assessing Game-Based Approaches for Sustainable Water Governance. Water. 2019; 11(4):869.Chicago/Turabian Style
Aubert, Alice H.; Medema, Wietske; Wals, Arjen E.J. 2019. "Towards a Framework for Designing and Assessing Game-Based Approaches for Sustainable Water Governance." Water 11, no. 4: 869.
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