Conceptualizing playfulness for reflection processes in responsible research and innovation contexts: a narrative literature review

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Abstract

Playfulness supports people in learning. This study synthesizes a
framework for playfulness for one particular type of learning:
responsible research and innovation (RRI) reflection processes.
Playfulness design elements were extracted from literature about
playfulness in various learning and reflection contexts, by inductive
coding of playfulness conceptualizations, playful tool(s) descriptions
and their effects. We extracted four activity principles – narration,
imagination, action-reflection and co-creation – and three
playfulness process requirements – experimentation space, focus
and stimulating guidance. Due to the utilized database search
queries, important articles about RRI reflection processes are
possibly overlooked. Also, overlaps between the design elements
and gamification may exist. Last, their suitability for adults, offline
and hybrid reflection processes require further investigation. We
translate each playfulness design element into the context of RRI
reflection processes and advise on how to use them in designing
playful reflection processes, which can prove their anticipated
fruitfulness. Nevertheless, due to the utilized database search
queries, important articles about RRI reflection processes are
possibly overlooked. Also, overlaps between the design elements
and gamification may exist. Therefore, their suitability for adults,
offline and hybrid reflection processes require further investigation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-63
Number of pages21
JournalJOURNAL OF RESPONSIBLE INNOVATION
Volume4
Issue number1
Early online date13 May 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Playfulness
  • citizen and stakeholder engagement
  • playful learning and reflection
  • reflection processes
  • responsible research and innovation

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