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A context-free framework for designing resilient serious games

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Organizational resilience is a multi-faceted construct. It combines latent and manifest organizational capacities and employee capabilities which materialize across a three-phase, cyclical temporal horizon in response to defined extra or intra-organizational perturbations. Resilience serious games (SGs) must transcribe this multi-factor etiology and incorporate diverse learning goals to marry organizational level resilience objectives and capacities to individual capabilities. However, resilience SGs often lack a precise game design procedure that systematically links the organizational resilience theory to clearly defined resilience capabilities to be acquired by game participants. To respond to this limitation, we propose a resilience game design algorithm which integrates distinct facets of the resilience construct as a single framework. The novel algorithm may be used to design new resilience SGs or to enrich or clarify the game intended resilience learning outcomes (GIRLOs) in existing SGs. We apply the algorithm by drawing on an extreme crisis event to provide an SG context that partially illustrates the approach. The approach contributes to the action design research program promoting artefacts based on research to transform the society, by proposing an algorithm strongly centered around the transfer of learning and knowledge acquisitions of resilience concepts. In line with other approaches for serious game design, it offers a practical way to think about and design scenarios around resilience problems.
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hal-03763472 , version 1 (29-08-2022)


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Joanne Gardner - Le Gars, Roger Waldeck. A context-free framework for designing resilient serious games. Rencontres Jeux & Enjeux, Jun 2022, Lille, France. ⟨hal-03763472⟩
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