The Gamification study for Urban Regeneration design : Focusing Game Mechanics & PX(Player Experience) in Gamification

도시재생 게이미피케이션 연구 : 게임메카닉스와 PX(플레이어 경험)를 중심으로

  • Kim, JungTae (Department of Techno Public, DongYang University)
  • Received : 2017.06.02
  • Accepted : 2017.06.23
  • Published : 2017.06.30


This paper is to show how electronic game components can galvanize into the outdated regions. The purpose of this study is to research on game mechanics and PX(player experience) for the interactive urban regeneration design with gamification. Urban regeneration involves the old public, private and community sectors to improve the quality of urban life and to reach a sustainable development of urban economic. The gamification is the idea of using game-thinking and game mechanics to solve problem and engage players, so theoretical background of gamification is based on game design studies such as game components and MDA framework which consists of mechanics, dynamics, and aesthetics. Most of researchers regard game mechanics as game components and converse, but game mechanics is representative of these two terms. So this paper treats game mechanics as the first effective factor for successful urban renewal. Such games which have huge fans bring the powerful and manipulated user experience, a well-gamified applications can provide players (stand for users, audiences, customers, clients, buyers, learners, patients, soldiers, etc) with the supreme user experience, aka PX(player experience) causing playful behavior and a positive mindset. The main goal of gamification of urban regeneration is to encourage greater engagement in renewed town people(player) and aiding in creating richer experiences in everyday life events through game mechanics and PX. Also this paper shows tens of gamification ideas for interactive urban revitalization.


Supported by : Dong Yang University


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