Harmonizing interoperability - Emergent serious gaming in playful stochastic cad environments

Z. Kosmadoudi, Theodore Lim, James M. Ritchie, Y. Liu, R. Sung, Jannicke Balsrud Hauge, Samir Garbaya, Robert E. Wendrich*, Ioana A. Stanescu

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

8 Citations (Scopus)


Computer-Aided Design (CAD) applications often promote memorable experiences for the wrong reasons. Coupled with complex functionality and poor user experience the learning curve is often steep and overwhelming. Invoking design creativity remains limited to conveying established geometry. Gameplay conversely excels in memorable and formative experiences and could spur intuition and natural creativity. If games are profoundly imbued for purposeful play, thriving on tacit and explicit user knowledge, a CAD system carefully stylized with ludic mechanisms could potentially be highly productive. An emergent serious game (SG) and CAD system may then hold promise. Preliminary feedbacks suggest a game-CAD environment incorporating interoperable mechanisms of CAD and SG systems to exchange creation improves user interactions resulting in better evolution of the workflow. The emerging scenarios presented reports a transformative approach to understanding of relationships in CAD use, learning and play mechanisms that enhance creativity and innovation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGames and Learning Alliance
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-12157-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-12156-7
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventSecond International Games and Learning Alliance Conference - Dassault Systemes, Paris, France
Duration: 23 Oct 201325 Oct 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349


ConferenceSecond International Games and Learning Alliance Conference
Abbreviated titleGALA 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • Theoretical Computer Science


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