Summer Course - Serious Gaming for the Water Sector

Get introduced to different types of games, develop your own game and learn to facilitate a gaming workshop using the game you have developed. All components of the course will focus on the philosophy of “Triadic game design”, which is about balancing elements of fun, meaning and reality in the game. 

For whom?

Summer courses at IHE Delft are for advanced students and professionals in the water and related sectors.

Dates, Fee, ECTS

Start: 29 July 2019
End: 02 August 2019
ECTS credit points: 1
Deadline IHE application: 14 July 2019 - 23.59 (CET)
Course fee: € 950

VAT is not included in the course fee

Learning objectives

Upon completion, the participant should be able to:
  1. Identify opportunities to innovate with serious games in their professional life
  2. Analyse serious games using the Triadic Game Design theoretical framework
  3. Select appropriate serious gaming methodologies
  4. Design a game outline
  5. Feel confident to implement and facilitate sessions using serious gaming

Course content

During the course the participants will be introduced to different types of games, and explore how these can be used to reach their own objectives. They will then receive an introduction into game development, where they will develop their own game using templates and examples of other experiences. They will change the decisions, the players face during the game and the indicators they are given for feedback. On the last day, they will facilitate a gaming session using their game and play a game created by other participants. The course closes with a discussion of the different results obtained and next steps.


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