OASIS deck of cards - House of colleagues: A playful

Timo Nummenmaa, Annakaisa Kultima, Ville Kankainen, Sampo Savolainen, Antti Syvänen, Kati Alha, Frans Mäyrä

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    A research experiment to facilitate playful interaction and community learning within an academic organization of about 170 employees was conducted. A 2-player card game including 61 'staff character cards' and 39 question cards was implemented to be played by the relatively new community. The game period, including supporting events, ran for 5 weeks. After the experiment 59 staff members responded to an online survey on play experiences. The results showed that ways of participation and means of play are more diverse in a work community context than as they are specified in the game rules. More emphasis should be set on framing the game and supporting it as a continuous activity to become a playful practice in the work community. An academic community has inherent contextual prerequisites that need to be addressed in order for a playful practice to gain traction as a means for community building.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationACADEMICMINDTREK 2015 - Proceedings of the 19th International Academic Mindtrek Conference
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-3948-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    Publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
    Event19th International Academic Mindtrek Conference, AcademicMindTrek 2015 -
    Duration: 1 Jan 2015 → …


    Conference19th International Academic Mindtrek Conference, AcademicMindTrek 2015
    Period1/01/15 → …


    • Academia
    • Adult play
    • Attitudes towards play
    • Card game
    • Community
    • Design
    • Play at work
    • Playfulness
    • University
    • academia
    • adult play
    • attitudes towards play
    • card game
    • community
    • design
    • play at work
    • playfulness
    • university

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