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By Anton Nijholt

This ebook addresses the subject of playable towns, which use the ‘smartness’ of electronic towns to supply their voters playful occasions and actions. The contributions awarded the following study numerous elements of playable towns, together with advancements in pervasive and concrete video games, using city information to layout video games and playful functions, structure layout and playability, and mischief and humor in playable cities.
The smartness of electronic towns are available within the sensors and actuators which are embedded of their atmosphere. This smartness permits them to visual display unit, expect and aid our actions and raises the potency of the towns and our actions. those city shrewdpermanent applied sciences can supply voters playful interactions with streets, structures, road furnishings, site visitors, public artwork and leisure, huge public screens and public events.

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Through the description of three games developed for the Hackable City project, and through a reflective designer interview, we have given evidence for the use of game mechanics as horizontal connectors between domains (from entertainment games to research games, and from research games to city-making), and as vertical connectors between different levels of abstraction (from the complex, multiform practices of city-making to the simplified versions enacted through games). More generally, we argue that this integrated approach can enable designers and researchers to model, simplify and communicate complex contextual elements.

Today, we can still see the strength of this concept in, for example, Apple’s naming of their laptop computer, a MacBook. Along the same lines, Höök and Löwgren note how “design-oriented research practices create opportunities for constructing knowledge that is more abstract than particular instances, yet does not aspire to the generality of a theory” (2012), an intermediate level that contains evaluative or generative elements such as guidelines, criticism, design patterns, annotated portfolios, and strong concepts.

Three game mechanics/strong concepts were isolated: Refereed Arguments, Shared Narratives, and Duality of Resources. Refereed Arguments points equally Games as Strong Concepts for City-Making 41 at mechanics asking players to make persuasive argumentations on why a certain in-game action would have a positive outcome (as exemplified in our Buikslo‐ terham Matrix, and in all other Matrix games), but also at the negotiations that inevitably take place in informal groups of citizens dealing with city-making processes.

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