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PoliMI SpringerBriefs

Location-Based Mobile Games

Design Perspectives

Authors: Spallazzo, Davide, Mariani, Ilaria

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This book approaches Location Based Mobile Games from a design perspective, investigating the peculiar traits that make them compelling contemporary practices and challenging fields of investigation. Relying on an interdisciplinary theoretical background and empirical studies, it delves into LBMGs’ intertwining theoretical assumptions and describes their translation into practice. The authors examine these games from different perspectives, exploring how they can impact the way we look at our surroundings, their influence on our social dimension, their ability to translate a wide range of information into a game experience, and the negotiations they activate by intertwining two realities. Each issue is addressed from a twofold perspective: that of the designers who craft the games, and that of the users who interpret the designers’ choices and take part in the game experience. In so doing, the book covers the relationship between processes of designing and playing, investigating games that communicate through meaningful interactions, share perspectives as forms of narratives, and integrate physicality and surroundings in the play activity. The reasoning advanced throughout the chapters will benefit researchers, designers and entrepreneurs in the field, as it provides a novel perspective on LBMGs, seeks to increase designers’ awareness of often-neglected issues, and suggests interpretations and practices that can impact how commercial games are designed.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-8

    Spallazzo, Davide (et al.)

  • LBMG in a Nutshell

    Pages 9-18

    Spallazzo, Davide (et al.)

  • Informal Learning Between Design and Play

    Pages 19-30

    Spallazzo, Davide (et al.)

  • The Social Dimension of Located Play

    Pages 31-44

    Spallazzo, Davide (et al.)

  • LBMG as Persuasive Medium

    Pages 45-58

    Spallazzo, Davide (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-75256-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-75255-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Location-Based Mobile Games
Book Subtitle
Design Perspectives
Authors
Series Title
PoliMI SpringerBriefs
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-75256-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-75256-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-75255-6
Series ISSN
2282-2577
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 98
Number of Illustrations
25 b/w illustrations
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