THE EMERGENCE AND GROWTH OF THE ON-LINE SERIOUS GAMES AND PARTICIPATORY SIMULATION GROUP “APLSO”

Zofia K. Rybkowski, Thaís C.L. da Alves, Min Liu

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Abstract

Lean simulations provide a critical “aha moment” that helps with the understanding and buy-in of key lean principles. The purpose of this article is to share the process of development and implementation of an ongoing international on-line Lean-IPD simulation experimentation community called Administering and Playing Lean Simulations Online (APLSO). The group emerged following the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic to include academics from 38 universities (70%) and consultant practitioners (30%). This paper documents the inception and growth of this community so that lessons learned can be shared with the international lean construction community. Serious games and simulations were transitioned to an online format, relying heavily on commonly available software such as Zoom™ and Google Slides™. The most frequently developed simulations tended to be those most typically played by academics and consultants prior to the pandemic. The authors classified games presented, as well as identified physical simulations still needing to be converted to an online format.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIGLC 2021 - 29th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction - Lean Construction in Crisis Times
Subtitle of host publicationResponding to the Post-Pandemic AEC Industry Challenges
EditorsLuis Fernando Alarcon, Vicente A. Gonzalez, Danny Murguia, Xavier Brioso
PublisherDepartment of Engineering, Civil Engineering Division, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru
Pages269-278
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9786124802546
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event29th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, IGLC 2021 - Lima, Peru
Duration: Jul 14 2021Jul 17 2021

Publication series

NameIGLC 2021 - 29th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction - Lean Construction in Crisis Times: Responding to the Post-Pandemic AEC Industry Challenges

Conference

Conference29th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, IGLC 2021
Country/TerritoryPeru
CityLima
Period7/14/217/17/21

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • Serious games
  • lean principles
  • on-line simulations
  • participatory simulations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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