Designing Business Simulation Games using STELLA®, iThink® and isee NetSim™
Business simulation games and game-based learning provide many opportunities to engage business leaders, policymakers, stakeholders, and students in both learning and better decision-making. In this webinar, Ken Thompson of Bioteams Design will present simulation games and explain effective design techniques for publishing games to the web using isee NetSim™.
Gain an appreciation for how tools such as STELLA and iThink can be used to quickly build effective simulation games for learning and development. The webinar will start by providing context on the rapidly growing market for business simulation games, game-based learning, gamification, and informal learning. Examples of iThink business simulation games will then be presented. The webinar will conclude by covering the key aspects of STELLA/iThink which must be mastered to build simulation games.
Specific STELLA/iThink topics include:
Exploiting time-based graphical variables to automatically change the background game world
Using arrays to manage complexity and create agent-based dynamics in a game
Designing user interfaces for tablet and touchscreens, including sliders and on-off button combinations
Incorporating images to professionalize simulations and to allow multiple languages
Managing game parameters effectively with Excel
Leveraging the power of isee NetSim as a means to securely deploy simulations over the web