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Simulation and Gaming for Social Design

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  • Covers all major aspects of simulation and gaming for social design from the theoretical to the practical

  • Includes game-design cases of global warming and the energy–food nexus, as well as business, ethnic, and ethical understanding

  • Presents theoretical and methodological aspects of simulation and gaming including mathematical approach and agent-based modeling

Part of the book series: Translational Systems Sciences (TSS, volume 25)

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. Simulation and Gaming for Social Design: Theory, Methodology and Perspective

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Designing a Right-Conversion Game for Affordable Housing in Addis Ababa

      • Biya Girma Hirpo, Toshiyuki Kaneda
      Pages 53-71
    3. An Agent-Based Framework for E-Government Service System Design

      • Shuang Chang, Hiroshi Deguchi
      Pages 91-110
  3. Simulation and Gaming for Sustainability

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 111-111
    2. Fish & Chips: Simulation of a Simple Problem That Is Not Easy to Solve

      • Hiroshi Miki, Kenji Kitamura, Atsuko Fukushima
      Pages 149-167
    3. Gaming for Arctic Sustainability

      • Hajime Kimura, Yuka Oishi
      Pages 169-183
    4. Serious Board Game Jam as an Exercise for Transdisciplinary Research

      • Kazuhiko Ota, Yukihiro Tsujita, Masahiko Murakami, Kazutoshi Iida, Takeshi Ishikawa, Joost M. Vervoort et al.
      Pages 185-213
  4. Simulation and Gaming for Social Entrepreneurship

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 215-215
    2. Sharing Tacit Knowledge by Playing Supply Chain Collaboration Games

      • Tomomi Kaneko, Ryoju Hamada, Masahiro Hiji
      Pages 235-253
    3. Diversity of Views on Food: A Gaming Simulation to Promote Food-Related Communication

      • Shin Oyamada, Takuya Wada, Shinobu Kitani
      Pages 255-275

About this book

This book is a collection of research articles that deal with three aspects of simulation and gaming for social design: (1) Theory and methodology, including game system theory and agent-based modeling; (2) Sustainability, including global warming and the energy–food nexus);; and (3) Social entrepreneurship, including business, ethnic, and ethical understanding. The latter two especially form two major areas of clinical knowledge in contemporary life.

Simulation and gaming, with its participatory approach, provides participants with a seamless integration of problem solving and education. It has been known as a tool for interdisciplinary communication since the 1960s, and now it is being developed to contribute to global society in the twenty-first century. This is the first book on simulation and gaming for social design that covers all aspects from the methodological foundations to practical examples in the fields of sustainability and social entrepreneurship.

Regardless of the size of the problematics, societal system design involves (1) The visioning and conception aspects due to the long-term, overall nature of the goal; (2) Interdisciplinary thinking and communication for the exploration of new states of accommodation with technological systems; and (3) The “human dimension” aspect including education that must be dealt with, thus academic developments of simulation and gaming for social design as system thinking and practice methodologies are anticipated. 

Simulation and gaming has great potential for development as a tool to facilitate the transfer between theoretical and clinical knowledge.

Keywords

  • Simulation
  • Gaming
  • Society
  • Sustainability
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Social Design
  • Urban Geography and Urbanism

Editors and Affiliations

  • Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya, Japan

    Toshiyuki Kaneda

  • Asahikawa College, National Institute of Technology, Asahikawa, Japan

    Ryoju Hamada

  • RIHN Center, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto, Japan

    Terukazu Kumazawa

About the editors

TOSHIYUKI KANEDA is a Professor at the Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology. Holding a Doctor of Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology. A fellow and former president of JASAG (Japan Association of Simulation and Gaming), his current research interests include Urban games, Agent-Based Urban Simulation and Urban Analytics.

RYOJU HAMADA is a Professor at National Institute of Technology, Asahikawa College, Japan. Holding a Ph.D. (Information Sciences) from Tohoku University. Served as the President, International Simulation and Gaming Association (ISAGA) since 2018 to 2019. Vice president at Japan Association of Simulation and Gaming (JASAG), and Director, Association for Business Simulation and Experiential Learning (ABSEL). His current research interests include Simulation Gaming application into Technology, Business and Society.

TERUKAZU KUMAZAWA is an Associate Professor at the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature. Holding a Doctor of Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology. His current research interests include knowledge design and regional development for social-ecological sustainability and ontology engineering for knowledge networking.

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Buying options

eBook
USD 119.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-981-16-2011-9
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book
USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)