This report covers the development of a card game framework capable of incentivising conversation about living in a modern middle European “smart city”.
“Researchers and other stakeholders struggle to discuss complex topics, Smart Cities for example, with their respective target audiences. An adaptive card game framework is intended to allow them to fill it with content befitting their thematic interest without the need for game design knowledge. To find wide use, such framework would have to be accessible, easy to understand & adapt.”
Development focused on answering questions regarding what requirements a card game framework would need to meet to allow the flexible creation of a consistent game experience. The prototype iterations ended with form fillable pdfs for both the game itself and a content creation guide, as well as a mock-up of a website that would house a more intuitive method of content creation. Usability testing revealed that the prototypes were accommodating of both a fun and vocally interactive experience, for which content creation takes little more than the idea of a theme and a bit of time.
In conclusion, the developed card game framework exhibits certain traits that were found to be desirable and could likely be used by municipalities, organisations and other stakeholders alike. For future improvements it would be recommended to apply visual styling, as well as develop a functioning software to assist with content creation.