Harmonizing interoperability - Visions in embedding serious gaming in playful stochastic CAD environments

Zoe Kosmadoudi, Theodore Lim, James Millar Ritchie, Ying Liu, Raymond Sung, Jannicke Baalsrud Hauge, Samir Garbaya, Robert Wendrich, Ioana Andreea Stanescu

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Computer-Aided Design (CAD) applications often promote memorable experiences for the wrong reasons. With numerous options coupled with poor user experience due to their complex functionality, the learning curve is often steep and overwhelming. There is little in way of invoking creativity as the CAD system is largely a platform to convey established geometry. Gameplay on the other hand tends to be regarded as memorable and formative experiences. Intuitive, imaginative, stimulating are attributes that spur natural creativity. If games are profoundly imbued for purposeful play, thriving on tacit and explicit knowledge of the user, a CAD system carefully stylized with ludic mechanisms could potentially be highly productive. This paper provides a framework for design synthesis on embedding serious game (SG) system models and applications in CAD systems. Various experiments were conducted to investigate user experiences, interface interactions, and engineer affect whilst carrying out design tasks in a game-based CAD UI. The emerging scenarios suggests the
transformative approach transcend knowledge and understanding of relationships in CAD use and learning, play and interoperability associated with game mechanisms that enhance creativity and innovation.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 23 Oct 2013
EventSecond International Games and Learning Alliance Conference - Dassault Systemes, Paris, France
Duration: 23 Oct 201325 Oct 2013


ConferenceSecond International Games and Learning Alliance Conference
Abbreviated titleGALA 2013


  • user-centered experiences
  • play-serious games
  • stochastic CAD
  • engagement,
  • creativity
  • learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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