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  • CRASH COURSE OR COURSE CRASH:Gaming, VR and a Pedagogical Approach

    Dr. Brent ChamberlainLandscape Architecture & Regional and Community PlanningKansas State University

    DLA Conference 2015June 6, 2015

  • BACKGROUND AND CONTEXT

    • Geospatially-focused course• Graduate and undergraduate Mix• Little GIS knowledge, none for City Engine and Unity

  • QUESTION

    How might I augment existing curriculum to grow spatial thinking, improve spatial design, and solidify fundamental landscape planning concepts (using new and fun techniques)?

  • TASK(S)

    Develop a City

    • Using a design process• Learning about data needs• Real-time interaction &

    feedback

    Develop our City

    • City of Manhattan, KS• Implement CityEngine

    “wireframe”

    • Aggieville representation• Unity Migration

  • METHODSsimcity• Game-based pedagogy

    (with no game training)

    • Team-based• Objectives: budget, approval rating,

    population size, creativity

    • Unlimited funds• Trial edition (4 hour limit)

  • WATER

    AIR POLLUTION

    EDUCATION FIRE RISK

    WIND POTENTIAL

    RESOURCES (IRON ORE)

  • RESULTSsimcity

  • Mix residential,

    Isolated industrial (down wind);

    Transit-oriented development,

    Rapid transit on loop, to:

    maximize happiness

  • METHODScityengineDevelop our City

    • City of Manhattan, KS• Implement City Engine “wireframe”• Aggieville representation• Unity Migration

  • RESULTScityengine

    • Completed development of GIS dataset• Infastructure representation• CityEngine wireframe and Unity Integration

  • DISCUSSIONsimcity

    • Excellent learning opportunity• Need to (slightly) modify game conditions

    How enjoyable was the experience working with SimCity in class? (4.8, +0.4 of 5.0)

    How useful was the SimCity exercise for understanding the

    use of geospatial information for decision making and/or suitability analyses (4.4, +0.6 of 5.0)

  • DISCUSSIONcityengine

    How enjoyable was the experience working with CityEngine in

    class (3.5, +1.1 of 5)?

    Would you have like to spend more time working with

    CityEngine (4.1, +0.9 or 5.0)?

  • CONCLUSION

    • Continued use of SimCity• Excellent tool for data-informed design

    • CityEngine integration requires course overhaul• Useful tool for visualization• Students are interested, but lose attention quickly• Requires new set of tutorials and training

    • A qualitative improvement in spatial thinking, design, and understanding of fundamental landscape planning concepts.

  • Dr. Brent ChamberlainLandscape Architecture & Regional and Community Planning

    Kansas State Universityhttp://brentchamberlain.org

    DLA Conference 2015June 6, 2015