GAD5204 Playful Experience DesignBahçeşehir UniversityDegree Programs ENERGY SYSTEMS ENGINEERINGGeneral Information For StudentsDiploma SupplementErasmus Policy StatementNational QualificationsBologna Commission
Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
GAD5204 Playful Experience Design Spring 3 0 3 8
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Non-Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi GÜVEN ÇATAK
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: This course will be focusing on integrating game elements into everyday life and experience design applications by presenting playful experiences to the users, while suggesting a hybrid interactive analysis through including digital and analogue tools inspecting player motivations as well as the place of games in contemporary art scene.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
The students who have succeeded in this course
1) Understand the fundementals of game and play
2) Define, measure and evaluate the different metrics and key performance indicators for applications that provide playful experience across a range of dimensions
3) Design, develop, and evaluate a playful interaction concept project for a real-world case
4) Percieve fundemental methods and theory related to player experience
5) Understand game design and game studies, as well as user experience perspectives for interaction design, and human computer interaction
6) Apply behaviour analysis via playful interaction
7) Form relation between game elements and personal motivations for gamification projects

Course Content

In order to understand how game works and how the concept of play is and can be integrated to our lives, students must understand the fundementals of game experience approaches, business reflections and applications of game design. The course will give a hands-on approach to play theory, and an academic understanding of the practice of playful experience design.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation


Course Notes / Textbooks: Too much fun: Toys as social problems and the interpretation of culture. Best, Joel. 1998 The Practice of Everyday Life, Michel de Certeau (1974)
Csikszentmihalyi, M., Beyond Boredom and Anxiety. The Experience of Play in Work and Games,1975 (Jossey-Bass Publishers).
References: Why We Play Games: Four Keys to More Emotion Without Story. Lazzaro, N. 2004

Evaluation System

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Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) Build up a body of knowledge in mathematics, science and Energy Systems Engineering subjects; use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve complex engineering problems.
2) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex Energy Systems Engineering problems; select and apply proper modeling and analysis methods for this purpose.
3) Ability to design complex Energy systems, processes, devices or products under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4) Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for solving complex problems in Energy Systems Engineering practice; employ information technologies effectively.
5) Ability to design and conduct numerical or pysical experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret results for investigating the complex problems specific to Energy Systems Engineering.
6) Ability to cooperate efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; and show self-reliance when working on Energy Systems-related problems
7) Ability to communicate effectively in English and Turkish (if he/she is a Turkish citizen), both orally and in writing. Write and understand reports, prepare design and production reports, deliver effective presentations, give and receive clear and understandable instructions.
8) Recognize the need for life-long learning; show ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continuously educate oneself.
9) Develop an awareness of professional and ethical responsibility, and behave accordingly. Be informed about the standards used in Energy Systems Engineering applications.
10) Learn about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; develop an awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development.
11) Acquire knowledge about the effects of practices of Energys Systems Engineering on health, environment, security in universal and social scope, and the contemporary problems of Energys Systems engineering; is aware of the legal consequences of Energys Systems engineering solutions.