The research group Serious Gaming of the [NHL University of Applied Sciences] bridges socially relevant and serious objectives into concrete artifacts of the creative and gaming industry. Our research is oriented to a practical yet systematic method of exploring elements of game technology and game play, which combined with a decomposition of the serious objective yields a concept for a serious game. Serious Gaming implement measurable targets through motivated and inspired play. The field of serious games is very wide. At the NHL we concentrate on situational games (sitgames). Games that are played at a location in interaction with that location. Situational games can have many formats but share a focus on Mediated Reality, Story Telling, and Moderation. The group deploys an experimental methodology of research, which implies that we create concrete artifacts that are assessed in practical situations. Experience is an important communication vehicle among the many disciplines that are involved in the development of a serious game and its subsequent deployment. Our research and development activities are supported by a range of Laboratories.
An overview of our current activities and research interest is available through
- WhatsCooking, current activities
- SeriousGaming, our view on the field of serious gaming
- SitGame, our tangible vehicle to implement serious gaming
- SeGaCanvas, our serious gaming development framework
- SiGaLab, our simulation and gaming lab
- People, who are we
- Category:SeGaPublication, our publications
|8 September 2017||Start of the master serious gaming course 2017||News item: 2017-09-08 9:00|
|12 April 2017||Opening Simulation and Gaming Lab||News item: 2017-04-12 12:00|
|12 December 2016||Launching TIAS app, therapeutic tool for apraxia of speech||News item: 2016-12-12 15:30|
|1 December 2016||Djoerd Hiemstra successful defence of PhD dissertation||News item: 2016-12-01 13:00|
|23 November 2016||Ludger van Dijk successful defence of PhD dissertation||News item: 2016-11-23 13:00|
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For further information, please do not hesitate to contact the chair of the serious gaming research group: dr.ir. Hylke W. van Dijk.
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