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Webinar: The Lobster Game: Experiential learning of system dynamics through serious gaming

November 9, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST

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The Oceania Chapter of the System Dynamics Society Webinar Series.

The Lobster Game: Experiential learning of system dynamics through serious gaming

Presenter: Dr. Russell Richards, Lecturer (System Dynamics), University of Queensland, Australia

Abstract: The Lobster Game ( is a web-based system dynamics (SD) model that was developed to help meet the learning objectives of a System Dynamics course taught at the University of Queensland (Business School), Australia. The scope was to represent a well-managed fishery dominated by international live exports, where fishing effort was regulated but also strongly influenced by disruptions to market dynamics. The Lobster Game is a computer-based app developed in Unity3D. The motivation for using a serious game approach is its capacity to foster experiential activity-based learning, moving away from the standard didactic approach. This seminar will present the motivation for gamifying a SD model, the mechanics of the SD model itself and early insights into its utility as a teaching tool. The Lobster Game was developed as part of the ‘UQ Cases’ project using funding from the UQ Business School and was introduced to students in July 2022.


November 9, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST
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