Gamification of Shape Grammars Collaborative and Participatory Mass-Housing Design for Kashgar Old Town
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AbstractThis paper describes the framework of an ongoing research, titled 'quasiGRAMMARS', seeking a participatory mass-housing approach. In the context of the city of Kashgar, China, where the convergence of Islamic-Chinese-Turkic cultures has been shaped within a unique style since the 10th century, mass-housing becomes a 3D puzzle that requires each piece to be placed with full of care, motivation, participation, analysis, strategy, art and finally design. Gamification is about designing collaboration and participation for mass-housing, whereas shape grammars are meant for analysis and design. This game finally turns into a strategic game to be scrutinised further in relation to game theory that is mathematically concerned with the economics too. However, the present study aims at proving a participatory design strategy that incentivises valuable action through gamification techniques. Focusing on its specific design development, it reveals some of these techniques to gamify mass-housing for Kashgar in eight steps. While unveiling gamification term for use in architecture domain, the paper discusses the limitations and future directions of the research.
All Author(s) ListAydin S, Lo TT, Schnabel MA
Name of Conference32nd International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe (eCAADe)
Start Date of Conference10/09/2014
End Date of Conference12/09/2014
Place of ConferenceNewcastle upon Tyne
Country/Region of ConferenceGreat Britain
Detailed descriptionorganized by Department of Architecture and Built Environment, Faculty of Engineering and Environment, Northumbria University,
Year2014
Month1
Day1
PublisherECAADE-EDUCATION & RESEARCH COMPUTER AIDED ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN EUROPE
Pages603 - 612
eISBN978-94-91207-07-5
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Keywordsgamification; Kashgar; mass-housing; participatory decision-making; Shape grammars
Web of Science Subject CategoriesArchitecture

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