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Accession Number N20130008666
Title Analog Design for Digital Deployment of a Serious Leadership Game.
Publication Date Mar 2012
Media Count 7p
Personal Author J. L. Herman N. Maxwell R. Phares T. Lang
Abstract This paper presents the design, development, and user testing of a leadership development simulation. The authors share lessons learned from using a design process for a board game to allow for quick and inexpensive revision cycles during the development of a serious leadership development game. The goal of this leadership simulation is to accelerate the development of leadership capacity in high-potential mid-level managers (GS-15 level) in a federal government agency. Simulation design included a mixed-method needs analysis, using both quantitative and qualitative approaches to determine organizational leadership needs. Eight design iterations were conducted, including three user testing phases. Three re-design iterations followed initial development, enabling game testing as part of comprehensive instructional events. Subsequent design, development and testing processes targeted digital application to a computer-and tablet-based environment. Recommendations include pros and cons of development and learner testing of an initial analog simulation prior to full digital simulation development.
Keywords Analog simulation
Deployment
Digital computers
Digital simulation
Games
Iteration
Leadership
Lessons learned
Low cost


 
Source Agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NTIS Subject Category 72 - Mathematical Sciences
Corporate Author National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Hampton, VA. Langley Research Center.
Document Type Conference proceedings
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1318
Contract Number N/A

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