Collaboration and Communication in Design Games

Willem Horst


In this article we explore what can be learnt about design organisations by designing and playing design games. We describe one particular design game in detail. We look at how the players of this design game collaborate and communicate on a specific design task, and investigate collaborative and communicative skills they develop. We conclude with an evaluation of the potential ‘design games’ have as a tool to enhance collaboration and communication in multidisciplinary design teams and suggest further steps to improve and expand this tool.

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