I. Approach to Serious Game Design
The methodology behind The Art of Serious Game Design is an adaptation of the Design, Play and Experience (DPE) Framework, developed by Winn (2009). The DPE framework was designed to provide a formal process to guide game design, a structure to analyze serious games, and a uniform language for teams to discuss game design (ibid., p. 1020). After testing the DPE framework with a multidisciplinary game design group, the research team recognized the value of adapting the DPE framework to help make the game design process more fluid. The testing stage also showed that the framework helps to enrich brainstorming, as it allows for a productive dialogue among design team members and more opportunities for iteration.