Design for Simulation 8 Nov 2016

Today we learnt about the topic ‘Simulation as Play’ along with ‘Ludic Cities and Ludic Simulations’.

The term play is described by Vygotsky 1978 as “Play involves imaginery simulations, mandatory for learning and child development.

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Lev Vygotsky (1896-1934) was a psychologist from the Soviet Union. (Image from Wikipedia)

There are some types of play that each have their own definition, these are:

Agon (games of competition, covers childhood games such as British Bulldog, Conkers)
Alea (games of chance, covers board games such as Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit)
Mimicry (games of simulation and role play, covers games such as Final Fantasy)
Ilinx (games of vertigo and rapture, covers games such as hula hoops)

 

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