Gaming as a tool benefits communication and education process within groups. This paper introduces a face-to-face negotiation game developed by the authors. This game deals with a health-care dilemma involving a businessperson's work life and personal life. Players as a businessperson are tempted to work hard to get a promotion, however, at the same time, a person has to negotiate and find balance at work and in healthy life. This paper illustrates unique settings of a design and practice of the lifestyle modification game by examining a case study. Two versions with a different structure of player interaction were created in order to discuss issues on bridging gaming method and collective intelligence. One is the design for multi-layered interaction among players and the other is based on one-on-one communication between businessperson player and tempter player. Practices of the lifestyle modification gaming with two versions were evaluated through a questionnaire survey given to university students. Although a gaming field with multilayered interaction generated laughter in the communication, it was suggested that the sum of interaction and the creation of new ideas was not necessary correlated.
|Journal of Japan Industrial Management Association
|Published - 2014
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- 経営科学およびオペレーションズ リサーチ