Game Design as STS Research

Game design offers a powerful pedagogical paradigm for engaging students in thinking and researching sociotechnical systems. Using the example of designing a game around fracking, this paper describes how game design grapples with emergent dynamic processes, and how students are drawn into becoming STS researchers.

2017  “Game Design as STS Research.” Engaging Science, Technology, and Society, [S.l.], v. 3, p. 603-612, sep. 2017. ISSN 2413-8053. Available at: <>. doi:

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