Games for searching technology landscapes
2014 (English)In: Frontiers in Gaming Simulation: 44th International Simulation and Gaming Association Conference, ISAGA 2013 and 17th IFIP WG 5.7 Workshop on Experimental Interactive Learning in Industrial Management, Stockholm, Sweden, June 24-28, 2013. Revised Selected Papers, Springer, 2014, 153-160 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
The value of gaming simulation for the search process in innovation projects is currently unknown. This paper studies this value in the railway sector. Based on models of search, we build a typology of different search strategies. In a case study we focus on several innovation projects that have either used real-world case studies or gaming simulation as a test method. We found that the use of gaming simulation has two interesting influences. Firstly, they allow searchers to apply a lucky-shot search strategy by which they can recognize promising solutions further outside the local optimum. Game players help to determine the robustness of the solution by searching neighboring configurations during and after the gameplay. Secondly, we found hints that search breadth is limited to the extent that game players are able to recognize the simulated system. We portray both the opportunities and threats for gaming simulation in innovative projects.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2014. 153-160 p.
, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), ISSN 1611-3349 ; 8264 LNCS
gaming simulation, innovation, railways, search, technology landscapes
Transport Systems and Logistics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-145474DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-04954-0-19ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84958552637ISBN: 978-331904953-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-145474DiVA: diva2:718697
44th International Simulation and Gaming Association Conference, ISAGA 2013 and 17th IFIP WG 5.7 Workshop on Experimental Interactive Learning in Industrial Management; Stockholm; Sweden; 24 June 2013 through 28 June 2013
QC 201405222014-05-222014-05-212014-05-22Bibliographically approved