Designing Meaningful Play offers a transmedial approach to the art of creating play experiences. Games and play continue to gain importance in our daily lives, not only as entertainment but also for application in sectors such as education, welfare, and management. In this book the authors provide a big game design approach to games and the possible use of different media: games, stories, music, and everything else you can find to inform your design.
The book takes you step by step through the why, what, and how of play design in four parts: games and play in society, the essence of play design, the design approaches and principles underpinning play design, and a readers guide into the action of creating game experiences. The editors teach, think, and design about play and are affiliated with the Utrecht School of the Arts, which has a twenty-year tradition in design for playful interaction and which shaped an international community of play designers who invest their knowledge and experience in this handbook.
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 15th July 2014
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 27.0