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The conceptual relationship model: understanding patterns and mechanics in game design
Malmö högskola, School of Technology (TS).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4261-281X
Malmö högskola, School of Technology (TS).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2644-2785
2014 (English)In: DIGRA '14 - PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2014 DIGRA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, DIGRA , 2014, p. 1-16Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Rooted in the complexity of purposeful design, this paper embraces a phenomenological perspective of design as both a process and artifact. We use this perspective to interpret why the conceptualization and realization of design intentions can be difficult to achieve and why design is often perceived as a so called ‘wicked problem’. This paper revisits the concepts of game design patterns and game mechanics, arguing that refactoring these concepts is needed to clarify their relationships and motivations. We outline the separation of concerns between them and suggest that an additional contextualizing layer should be added to the discourse. Using this, we define and reflect upon what we refer to as the conceptual relationship model.

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DIGRA , 2014. p. 1-16
Keywords [en]
Design patterns, Contextualization, Game mechanics, Intentionality, Phenomenology
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Engineering and Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-12767Local ID: 19726OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mau-12767DiVA, id: diva2:1409814
Conference
Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA), Snowbird, Utah, USA (2014)
Available from: 2020-02-29 Created: 2020-02-29 Last updated: 2022-06-27Bibliographically approved

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Olsson, Carl MagnusDahlskog, Steve

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